We understand that probate can be a challenging and tricky time for families. We offer a reliable service, backed up by a wealth of experience. Let us help you with free, no obligation consultations – you’ll soon see that we understand every aspect of probate.



If you need help with Intestacy, we can offer you expert knowledge and support. We'll swiftly identify and locate the correct beneficiaries of an estate, leaving you free to conduct the administration.

Estate Administration

We offer a low-cost administrator search, identifying a statutory heir to act as administrator of an estate where the next of kin are not known. This creates a valuable opportunity for firms to gain instruction to act in the administration and helps keep fees within your practice. Our excellent referral rate back to the original solicitors means we can generally locate beneficiaries within 48 hours.

In person, expert help

Our nationwide network of friendly and highly experienced regional managers can visit beneficiaries in person, providing a personal touch when it's needed most. Each manager has undergone bereavement training and an Enhanced DBS check. 

Property solutions

We offer a single point of contact for dealing with property assets, including house clearance, house condition reports, document and will retrieval, RICS valuations, preparation for sale to include EPC, EICR reports. Where necessary, we can add value by organising refurbishments and repair.

Deputyships and the Court of Protection

The team at Grafton can assist you, offering an efficient and discreet service. We work with Deputies in both the private and public sector, and we’re experienced at working within the constraints that these situations can bring, and we'll respect your wishes regarding contact with family members.

We keep things simple

We offer a clear and simple fee structure to help you manage the complexities of estate administration. Whether you prefer a set fee or an hourly rate, we'll keep you informed of progress and ensure the expenses incurred remain under your control.

That’s not all we do at Grafton

We also offer a range of additional services, including obtaining vital documents worldwide, estate distribution assistance, will searches and will bank updates, worldwide bankruptcy searches,  proof of title to property and assets, identifying the heirs of pension fund beneficiaries, and asset reunification of unclaimed shares.

We take good practice seriously

That's why we offer indemnity policies to insure against the possibility of potential claims after distribution. We'll always ensure a solicitor, regulated by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, is instructed to undertake an impartial and independent estate administration process. This is the only way to ensure the estate funds and their management, are entrusted to fully regulated professionals.

Interested in joining us?

If you're interested in joining our panel of recommended solicitors, we'd be happy to discuss how you can benefit from becoming one of them. There are no referral fees between us and any firm of solicitors we recommend.

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