Probate solicitor Reading

It can be very difficult to lose a loved one, and the stress of handling probate can add to the grief. Thankfully, you do not need to navigate the probate process alone. Our Reading probate solicitors and practitioners offer comprehensive support and guidance throughout the probate process, starting with a free probate consultation over the phone which can be requested online.

What can you expect from the call?

Designed to assist those facing the probate process, the Probate Network recognises that sometimes the only professional support required is some basic guidance. It is for this reason that we offer free twenty-minute probate consultations. We provide access to a nationwide network of probate professionals (including probate solicitors and practitioners in Reading) who can assist you with various probate-related matters, such applying for a Grant of Probate, estate administration, inheritance tax, intestacy law, international probate and contentious probate. The probate solicitor or practitioner you speak with can provide you with guidance on the likely fees for probate if you need more advice or support after the free consultation.  

The network connects you with a knowledgeable probate solicitor or practioner when you request a call. 

The initial probate advice maybe free but that does not mean a compromise on quality. The probate solicitor or practitioner or you speak with will be regulated by either the SRAICAEW or CLC, and when possible, will be a probate solicitor in Reading.

What happens after the call?

After consulting with a Reading probate solicitor or practitioner, you’ll have a better understanding of your legal obligations with regards to probate. The information and guidance you receive will allow you to navigate the probate process with greater confidence. If you ask for a probate quote you will also be aware of the associated costs if you require professional support. If you don’t request a probate quote at the time of the call, you can always request a probate quote online at a later date.

In the event of disputed wills or probate, the call will provide insight into the legalities involved and the costs of professional help to fight your claim. Contentious probate is a tricky area. It’s sometimes difficult to find the balance between the legal costs, the likelihood of success and the damage a dispute can cause to family relationships. The probate solicitor can at least help you make an informed decision about the first two points.

Why does the Network offer this service?

It can be complicated to navigate probate, but the Network aims to simplify the probate process and offer accessible support whenever it’s needed. The Network was created following the Founders experience of trying to get an answer to a simple question, “Is probate required?”. Finding a solicitor or practitioner who would answer the question without issuing a huge bill was difficult. The Probate Network connects those who need probate advice with qualified probate solicitors and practitioners who are willing to offer some free guidance.

The call will provides you with two things

  • Free probate advice
  • The opportunity to assess if the probate solicitor or practitioner is someone you would like to work with should you require further (paid for) advice.

The Probate Services Business Directory

Find probate-related services in and around Reading with the probate services directory. It’s a searchable directory which can put you in touch with a variety of service providers which include property advice to charity support, burial information and probate insurance. If you’re seeking information or dealing with probate, this directory is the perfect place to start.

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Andy BAndy B
11:10 03 Sep 23
I used the 20 minute free service. The call I received was punctual and my three questions were answered fully and clearly. There was no pressure to progress to 'paid for' services. On that basis, if I do need further help with probate, I think I'd be happy to try them out.
Really really helpful at such a difficult and vulnerable time.He went through everything clearly and supportively
Robert BrownRobert Brown
18:58 02 Aug 23
My appointment was scheduled and the subsequent call was on time. I had an excellent discussion with Keisha. She provided a detailed answer to my query and gave me a clear way forward.
Lorraine PrangnellLorraine Prangnell
18:50 23 Jul 23
I can't thank Lesley at Awakened Law enough for the invaluable advice she provides with regards the my late fathers estate. She was kind, sympathetic and answered all my questions.There was no 'hard sell' to employ her services, which, I have to confess, had been a concern.Thanks again to Lesley and The Probate Network.
Tim GuyTim Guy
09:44 26 Apr 23
An excellent service which has helped enormously in my quest for sound legal advice and representation. Thank you so very much JulieWith best wishes,Tim
17:54 10 Apr 23
I needed some advice on completing probate inheritance tax forms. I thought this may be a sales pitch but it wasn't. The guy I spoke with gave me some really useful advice which helped me to complete the all the forms which HMRC seem to be happy with. Great service, highly recommended.
Nancy SmithNancy Smith
06:39 02 Apr 23
Whilst I did get some useful advice this arena is more focused on selling the services of the solicitor who you meet with, and I felt the advice was not definitive because of that. My call was a WhatsApp video call which I wasn’t expecting. If you’re ready and presentable it’s probably better!
Fred SharpFred Sharp
16:50 13 Dec 22
The agent was very patient in dealing with the multiplicity of detail that I supplied, and with the numerous questions that I asked. I sense that this patience caused the consultation to go beyond the allotted time, and that was especially appreciated.
Vera TaylorVera Taylor
12:38 07 Jul 21
Holly was fantastic. She contacted me prior to the appointment to ensure that the time was still convenient. During the consultation she was objective and informative. Excellent information, advice and guidance. The offer to answer further questions was also offered. An amazing service that really helped me when I needed it massively. Thank you and would recommend this to anyone needing support with regards to being left sorting out an estate, with or without a will. Thank you Holly
a Ba B
09:47 17 May 21
Often ‘free consultation’ means vague information and a hard sell so I was sceptical about this service. How wrong I was! They were absolutely brilliant! They listened, they gave me good advice discussing options and made sure I was clear about the legal position before finishing the call. There was no ‘sell’ and no pressure. Based on this experience they come acidosis open, transparent and honest and so, if things don’t work out, I’d be inclined to go back to The Probate Network. Superb!
jude eejude ee
13:58 26 Dec 20
Booked a 20 minute free consultation as desperate for advice - had no expectation of it actually happening or being useful but it turned out to be exactly what was promised - free, professional advice (and very useful) at the time slot I chose. Am v grateful - thanks.

Our probate solicitors and practitioners in Reading operate in the following areas:

Aberfield, Arborfield, Borough Of Reading, Borough Of Wokingham, Burghfield, Caversham, District Of Wokingham, Earley, Mapledurham
Reading, Shinfield, Shiplake, Sonning, Theale, Tidmarsh, Tilehurst, Wargrave, Woodley and the surrounding towns and villages.