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Malcolm Shaw & Son Ltd.

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What is Probate?


When someone dies charge will be taken of their estate. (money, property and other possessions left) by collecting all the money, paying any debts and distributing the estate to those entitled.


The Probate Registry Issues a document named Grant of Representation.

There are Three Types of Grant:-


  1. Probate issued to one or more executors named in the will
  2. Letters of administration (with will) when there is a will. but no executor named or unable to deal with the estate.
  3. Letters of administration issued when the deceased has not made a will or it is not valid.


Why is this grant necessary?


Organisations holding money in the deceased's name need to know to whom the money is to be paid.  The distribution of the estate is the responsibility of the person named on the deed.


Is the grant always needed?


A grant is sometimes not needed if the deceased's money is released without the holder seeing the grant, when the amount held is small and there are no complications.


Our Services to you start as soon as you contact us,  either by telephone or by calling personally and extend often way beyond the day of the funeral.


On initial contact we will ask for preliminary details whether  the deceased has died at home or in a private nursing home, we will advise on  the conveyance of the deceased to our private chapel of rest.


We will call at a time and place to suit the family, to  arrange the funeral.  


We are here to help 24 hrs a day. 



0161- 427- 2276