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Leeds Building Society partners with UK law firm to roll out probate service

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  • 03/05/2016
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Leeds Building Society has partnered with law firm Irwin Mitchell to support members and their families with legal affairs after the death of a loved one.

The service will offer help and guidance on probate and estate administration and a free, no-obligation consultation over the telephone with a legal specialist which is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Jaedon Green, Leeds Building Society’s director of product and distribution, said: “Dealing with a loved one’s estate after a death can be challenging, particularly at a time of significant distress.

“As an extension to our current service, we are pleased to be entering into a partnership with Irwin Mitchell to offer members additional support during this difficult time.”

Customers can opt for as much or as little assistance, according to their individual needs, with fixed fees agreed upfront.

The offering is open to non-members and access to a free bereavement counselling service through Cruse Bereavement Care is also available.

Gillian Coverley, Irwin Mitchell partner and probate specialist, added: “Obtaining a Grant of probate, or Confirmation in Scotland, is a legal requirement before a deceased person’s estate can be settled and divided among beneficiaries. Administering an estate can often take months – and sometimes years if the estate is complex.

“The work will be done during a period of emotional turmoil and executors can also be financially liable for any mistakes they make. Many people simply do not know what they have to do and that is why the services of experienced estates and probate solicitors can prove so valuable.”

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