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Our experienced team offers a personal and professional approach to dealing with the estate of someone who has died, whether that advice is to family members, the estate executors, or its administrators.

Our team has a breadth of expertise and administer all types of estates, no matter how extensive or complex. We understand, whatever their size, it is vital to ensure that an estate is dealt with in the most tax-efficient way possible. We take an holistic approach to our advice to make sure that all potential issues are addressed.



We advise on all inheritance tax matters including business, agricultural and heritage property reliefs and deal with the challenges arising from valuation of assets.

Increasingly we are called upon to assist on estates with cross border elements which calls for us to work with advisors within this jurisdiction and with overseas advisors, valuers, brokers, tax specialists and foreign attorneys, to ensure a smooth process for you and your family.

Where necessary we advise on intestate deaths, where no will has been made. We also advise on post-death variations


When a loved one has passed away, obtaining the probate can be a daunting exercise, which we our team aim to make easier for you. We frequently act as executors of estates; however we also advise executors in respect of their obligations and duties on probate matters.

We assist with ascertaining the full extent of assets and liabilities of an estate and complete the required inheritance tax reporting forms in order to obtain the Grant of Probate. We can then proceed to advise with the estate administration.

We can assist you with post-death variations to Estates including the preparation of deeds of variation/family arrangement and disclaimers. Post death variations can be used to re-organise Estates for both estate planning purposes and to resolve potential claims

In certain circumstances historic and heritage assets such as buildings, land, works of art and other objects will qualify for relief from tax including Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax under the Conditional Exemption Tax Incentive Scheme. Our Team can provide advice and guidance on the steps required to claim relief on heritage assets.

Where no will has been made, we will advise and assist in obtaining Grant of Probate for an Intestate Estate.

  • Business Property Relief
  • Agricultural Property Relief
  • Heritage Asset Relief
  • Woodland Relief

Our trust corporation (the EMW Trust Corporation Limited) is a wholly owned subsidiary of EMW Law LLP. Our trust corporation is non-trading and where appointed will instruct EMW to undertake work on its behalf. The EMW Trust Corporation fills the roles previously taken by the individual partners in EMW and can act in several capacities including as Executor, Trustee, Attorney and Deputy.

The advantage of appointing a trust corporation is that unlike an individual it never goes on holiday, gets ill, retires or dies, it therefore provides continuous service.

Key members of the team


I would just like to pass on my thanks and gratitude for assisting Rachael and myself with our mums Grant of Probate.


Thank you so much for all the complex and hard work you all carried out on my behalf. It has always been a pleasure dealing with EMW as your firm has always been prompt and efficient in dealing with any problems which occurred.


Thank you and the rest of the team for your help and hard work you have put in through this past 18 months or so. We are extremely grateful for your meticulous attention to detail and guidance you have provided.


There are a lot of moving parts when selling a business. Having a legal team that do what they say they will, when they say they will with professionalism and clarity makes the process significantly easier. I can’t speak highly enough of EMW.

Julian Young, adam HT Ltd

EMW’s assistance in this important strategic transaction for us has been superb.

Rachel Nutt, MHA Maclntyre Hudson

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