Executry Solicitors Scotland

Boutique legal practice which specialises in executry services

Executry Solicitors Scotland

Quill Legal is a modern boutique legal practice in Edinburgh which specialises in Executry Services. It was established to make a comprehensive executry services more accessible to other members of the legal profession and to executors and bereaved family members. Usually referred to as probate, its known in Scotland as Executry.

We understand your requirements

We want you to be confident that we understand your needs and that we know the relevant law and will apply it to your situation. When we do business for you we will aim to be flexible, reliable and affordable, to impress and to act professionally at all times. If you have any questions we will provide a straightforward answer.

Highest professional standard of client care

We offer the highest professional standard of client care in acting for families and executors of the deceased as well as for other members of the legal profession who may require our input in this area if it falls outwith their normal field of practice.

Regulated by the Law Society of Scotland

We comply with anti money laundering regulations and will require all our clients to provide us with the necessary evidence of their  identity before we start work for them.  As agents we will act on clients' instructions, which can be given verbally or in writing; our preference is to communicate by email where possible.  We are regulated by the Law Society of Scotland.

A word of explanation

Applying for Confirmation in Scotland is the equivalent of applying for Probate in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Scotland has a separate legal system and the terms we use here are distinct.

When someone dies their estate needs to be wound up.  If the deceased left a Will, that is someone died testate, executors will have been appointed in the Will and it is those executors – nominate who have responsibility for the winding up process. Their appointment has to be confirmed by the Sheriff Court. We can make the necessary application to the Sheriff Court on your behalf.  We will prepare an inventory of assets which forms part of the application for Confirmation, together with the relevant inheritance tax return.

If a nominated executor is not able, or does not wish, to take up the duties of executor it may be necessary to appoint another executor and to have the nominated executor formally decline to take up office.  Quill Legal can draw up the necessary deed to take care of these requirements.

Where the deceased died without leaving a Will that is someone died intestate, an executor – dative will have to be appointed by application to the Sheriff Court.  We can draw up the required writ and lodge it in Court.

In Scotland, whether or not there is a Will, children have the right to claim a portion of their parents’ moveable estate, principally money. Those entitled to claim their legal rights must be given details of their entitlement and be asked whether they wish to lodge a claim or to discharge their rights.  We will ensure that the necessary steps are taken either to pay any claim or to have the entitlement discharged.

To discuss your requirements please call Quill Legal on : 0131 564 1044 or email us on : kay@quilllegal.co.uk

Kay Blaikie

Hudson House
8 Albany Street
Edinburgh EH1 3QB

0131 564 1044

Probate Lawyers Edinburgh Scotland