Helping you with all aspects of estate administration

Administering an estate is often time-consuming and complex during a distressing time. Our Chelmsford based Probate & Estate Administration Solicitors are here to help you with as much or as little as you need, whether applying only for the Grant of Probate / Representation or the whole of the estate administration from start to finish. You can have peace of mind knowing that you will have the benefit of our expert knowledge to ensure you comply with your legal responsibilities. We are available when you need us, with evening and weekend appointments available on request.

Contact us to book your FREE Probate & Estate Consultation with our Chelmsford team.

  • Advice in respect of your legal duties and responsibilities
  • Understanding the terms of the Will
  • Issues caused by difficult family relationships
  • Assessing the Inheritance Tax liability
  • Preparing the HM Revenue and Customs Account
  • Foreign elements: including property, bank accounts and shares
  • Beneficiaries and their requirements
  • Will Trusts
  • Tax issues during the administration
  • Claims against the estate and disappointed beneficiaries
  • Deeds of Variation

FREE initial guidance for executors

The Viewpoint Hill & Abbott Solicitors’ team of friendly, dedicated, professionals are experts who are able to assist you with all aspects of estate administration whether you are an executor appointed by a Will or an administrator where there is no Will (an Intestacy).

Our Private Client Team

How can we help you today?

Frequently asked questions

Here are some questions we often get asked. If you need any more information, just give us a call and we will be happy to answer your queries.

Probate is a term used when a person dies and their Personal Representatives (or Executive, if they are named in the Will) has the task of dealing with their estate. This process is referred to as ‘probate’ or ‘administration’ in the situation where there is no Will. 

An executor of a Will is responsible for making sure that any debts and creditors that the deceased had are paid off, and that any remaining money or property is distributed according to their wishes.

If you are named in someone’s Will as an executor, you may have to apply for probate. This is a legal document that gives you the authority to share out the estate of the person who has died according to the instructions in their Will. You do not always need probate to be able to deal with the estate.

You should always get legal advice if, for example the terms of a Will are not clearor if the estate is complicated. Our experienced and friendly legal team at Viewpoint Hill & Abbott Solicitors will give you peace of mind ensuring you comply with your legal responsibilities.

We offer free initial guidance is provided to named executors where an application for Grant of Probate has not yet been made – in person by appointment, by telephone or video call. Click here to book your free consultation today.

See our pricing table for more information.

Questions? We are happy to help

Transparent services & fees

Why choose Viewpoint Hill & Abbott Solicitors

  • Free initial consultation

  • Clear, guaranteed prices

  • Available when you need us

  • Direct contact with your solicitor

  • Instant online quotations

Why choose Viewpoint Hill & Abbott

  • Free initial consultation

  • Clear, guaranteed prices

  • Available when you need us

  • Direct contact with your solicitor

  • Instant online quotations

Contact us

  • Burgundy Court, 64-66 Springfield Road, Chelmsford, Essex CM2 6JY
  • 01245 258 892
  • Monday - Friday: 9am-5.30pm
  • Click here for directions and parking information.
Viewpoint Hill & Abbott Solicitors Chelmsford

Here to help you achieve your personal and business ambitions


Viewpoint Hill & Abbott Solicitors in Chelmsford, Essex. We give legal advise to clients over a wide area, including Southend-on-Sea, Colchester, Basildon, Rayleigh, South Benfleet, Thundersley, Harlow, Grays, Brentwood, Clacton-on-Sea, Braintree.

The Viewpoint Group is a multi-discipline professional service team helping you and your business see the bigger picture so we can understand, advise and deliver the best solution to achieve your ambitions.