Paulley Accountants - Bristol


Managing a loved one’s affairs after they die is never an easy task. Probate is just one of the many things you’ll have to deal with, and we’ll be there beside you all the way.

So, what is probate? Well, put simply, probate is the process of administering a deceased person’s estate. This involves organising their money, their assets and their possessions and distributing them as inheritance, after paying any taxes and debts.

We’re here to make sure the entire process is dealt with in a friendly and respectful way, making a difficult time just a little bit more bearable for you.

We are here to help

We completely understand that the death of a loved one is a very stressful time and emotions can run high. We’re here to take away some of that stress and we’ll explain the whole process so you fully understand what is happening and why. We’ll also help you to overcome any issues which may come up during the process.


We always pride ourselves on absolute professionalism and making things easier for you. After all, this is a difficult time and we recognise that you just want to know exactly what is happening in a way which is easy to understand and communicate to your family. No confusing jargon, just 'how it is' in the most sensitive and clearest way possible.

Work Together

A problem shared is a problem halved. We’ll help you by dealing sympathetically with your family and the beneficiaries. We’ll take the time to explain what needs to be done, when it needs to be done and how long it’ll take.

Extremely Competitive

Working with us is considerably less expensive than working with a solicitor or direct with a bank. Depending on how complicated the estate is, and the amount of work needed, you will generally save between 30% - 50% if you choose to work with us. Plus, we think we’re a bit (well, a lot) more friendly.


Our approach is refreshingly different, you’ll never find yourself being passed from department to department. That’s just not us. Instead you’ll deal with just one member of our family run team who understands your case inside and out. This means the small details will never be lost or forgotten and the entire experience will always be personal to you - guaranteed.

We work around you

The probate process isn’t a ‘one size fits all’ system. We can take over all or parts of the probate process, it’s simply about what YOU need from us. Whether you need help with the final forms, information gathering, supporting the executors or the whole process managed from start to finish, we’re always available to help you.

No upfront payment

Probate is difficult enough without worrying about money throughout the whole process. So you only pay us when probate is issued, there's no hidden costs and no nasty surprises. Remember, we’re here to make it as straightforward for you as possible and anything we can do to help, we will.


I would like to thank you and Sue for everything you did to enable me to obtain the Grant of Probate in respect of David’s Will and his posessions. I very much appreciate all the time and effort that went into it. I would never have been able to do it myself – I wouldn’t have known where to start.

Should I hear of anyone needing someone to sort their application for Grant of Probate, I will have no hesitation in recommending you. Once again, thank you very much.