Executry Administration in Scotland

  • Executry Administration & Winding Up An Estate
  • Making The Process Simple & Straightforward
  • Covering A Range Of Responsibilities Efficiently
  • Setting Up & Administrating Trusts
  • Experienced & Approachable Team

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Executry administration & winding up an estate in Scotland

Dealing with a family bereavement can be an extremely traumatic experience and it can be difficult to cope with the administrative task of winding up an estate at such an emotional time. 

We can make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, helping to ease the burden on family members and friends.

Our experienced and approachable team can take care of all matters arising from the death of a family member or friend in a sympathetic, speedy and efficient manner.

We can make the process as simple and straightforward as possible, helping to ease the burden on family members and friends.

The estate administration process

When a person dies, someone has to deal with their affairs. This is called 'administering the estate’ or ‘executry administration’.

We can act as the estate administrator on behalf of the deceased and their Executor.

Responsibilities include:

  • Arranging for an independent valuation of the assets;
  • Dealing with assets outwith the United Kingdom;
  • Fulfilling the wishes expressed in the Will including contacting the named beneficiaries;
  • Liaising with HM Revenue & Customs regarding any Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax;
  • Transferring assets to the beneficiaries.
  • Arranging for the payment of any debts (including mortgages);
  • Dealing with any claims on the estate;
  • Gathering & protecting the assets of the estate;
  • Preparing deeds of variation;
  • Settling the estate;
  • Setting up and administering trusts;

FAQs about winding up an estate

Contact us

We offer you a variety of ways to get in contact with us to suit you. If you would prefer to talk to someone straight away you can call our offices on:

Glasgow: 0141 227 9344                             Inverness & Highlands: 01463 795 035

Edinburgh: 0131 247 2512                          Shetland01595 695 583

Elgin: 01343 542623

Otherwise use our form below to find out more information, make an appointment or request a callback. We will then find the right person to deal with your enquiry and get back to you as soon as possible. 

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Our executry administration team

Our offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Moray, Shetland, Thurso and Inverness ensure that our experienced and approachable team is on hand to discuss your wishes in a sensitive and efficient manner.

Executry administration can be a complicated process and we would always recommend using an experienced solicitor to handle all of the complex processes and negotiations. 

We have settled thousands of estates both large and small all over the country. 

We have teams across Scotland, to speak to a local private client solicitor please call the local number or click on the names below to find out more about their experience. We'll make sure you speak to the correct person depending on your request.

Glasgow: 0141 227 9344                             Inverness & Highlands: 01463 795 035

Edinburgh: 0131 247 2512                          Shetland01595 695 583

Elgin: 01343 542 623