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Partner testimonial: "Reaching head and shoulders above the rest"

Posted by Kings Court Trust | Feb 16, 2018 10:29:10 AM

Kings Court Trust has administered close to 10,000 estates and distributed over £2 billion in inheritance. It’s a considerable amount, but there’s a family – your clients – behind every single estate. As we explain below, we work closely with our business partners to help their client's families, which in turn, helps them maintain and grow their business.

Let’s take a look at Derek Wooldridge of Sage Will Writers. Mr. Wooldridge’s experience of working with Kings Court Trust extends beyond the benefits for his business.

Mr. Wooldridge had been contacted by one of his clients who mentioned the difficulties they encountered when applying for probate. Mr. Wooldridge’s client went on to say he contacted five companies – including solicitors and estate administration providers – to ask for guidance on applying for probate, only to find that none of them were helpful or forthcoming with information to guide him.

Mr. Wooldridge’s client was left confused and quite rightly, annoyed at the lack of support he’d received. After listening to his client’s grievances, Mr. Wooldridge recommended that he call Kings Court Trust to see if we could help him with his application for probate.

Mr. Wooldridge’s client did just that and spoke with a member of our Bereavement Support Team. The Bereavement Team discussed the process of applying for probate in length, highlighting the step-by-step process involved.

“Kings Court Trust were head and shoulders above the rest”

Given the client wasn’t the Executor, he was unable to appoint Kings Court Trust himself. However, as he was so impressed with the service he’d received, he referred his sister to Kings Court Trust as she was the Executor. Being based in South Africa and on the recommendation of her brother, Kings Court Trust was appointed to administer the estate in full.

Mr. Wooldridge has reaffirmed that his client was very impressed with our work. In their words, we were ‘head and shoulders above the rest’ which is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our Bereavement Support Team and Service Delivery Team.

Kings Court Trust is committed to helping your business grow. We give you everything you need to offer our service:

  1. You can provide a high quality and efficient estate administration service
  2. Free, practical guidance on dealing with bereavement
  3. Dedicated Bereavement Specialists and Personal Estate Managers
  4. Take away the stress and liability of administering an estate from clients
  5. Help families to move on

To find out more, contact our Bereavement Support Team on 0300 303 9000 or email

Topics: Estate Administration, Will Writing, Family Support, Partner Support