Did you know
That some of the larger Funeral Providers promote the use of Limited Companies to their customers for the winding up of their loved one’s Estates (Probate service).
It appears that the Probate service is sold to the public when they go to book the funeral.
Why would they do this – can you guess? At best its opportunistic.
You would have thought that a list of local firm’s of Solicitors be provided by them to the deceased’s family in such circumstances so that an informed choice of legal advisor could be made in such distressing and difficult times but no.
On the other hand why should they promote the use of local Solicitors? Well the answer is Simple expertise in legal matters for a start the opportunity to meet discuss and get to know who is looking after you for another you may never meet anyone if you deal with a Company especially a remote one and of course cost.
We have recently heard of a charge by a limited company of several thousands of pounds for sorting out a few bank accounts and distributing the proceeds of sale of a property to the beneficiaries all because the charge directly relates to the value of the Estate.
Wouldn’t you prefer to meet the person who was handling such an important and delicate matter for you and be charged a fair rate for the work being done by an expert?
What if the Company went ‘bust’ before payment to you? Would you stand to lose out -yes you could money could go to the Creditors. The owners of the Company would not be liable to re-imburse you. That’s what Limited means – limited liability.
All Solicitors are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.
We carry indemnity insurance so that in the unlikely event that something goes wrong you will not lose out.
Use an expert with professional indemnity insurance as a safeguard.
Does a Limited Company have this are they regulated? Ask them you will soon find out.
Use a Solicitor use Partridge Allen shop around search for a better and safer deal which we can give you. Don’t let them talk you in to it just because you are there.
Use Partridge Allen get to know us we are hear to help our personal service is second to none you will also be pleasantly surprised by the amount of our fees.