Harrogate chartered accountancy firm, Lithgow Perkins, has expanded its specialist services with the launch of LP Probate Services.
The firm is offering help in dealing with the estate of someone who has died, including assistance with filling out Inheritance tax forms, working alongside a will’s executors to obtain probate, and full estate administration including executorship.
The independent firm’s new company can also assist people to “arrange their financial affairs to avoid costly oversights and maximise the amount they leave to their beneficiaries”.
The company is regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to ensure they comply with probate regulations and the ICAEW code of ethics.
Lithgow Perkins is one of Harrogate’s oldest independent accountancy firms, and celebrated its 60th anniversary last year.
The launch comes after Lithgow Perkins partners and Inheritance Tax specialists Robert Horner and Joe Taylor gained their probate accreditation.
Taylor said: “The new company utilises the processes, technology and staffing that we already have in place at our Harrogate office to allow us to offer specialist probate services efficiently, flexibly and cost-effectively.”
Horner added: “Nobody likes to think about their death, but planning during your life can make the burden of dealing with your finances easier for your loved ones. Although you may have a will in place, there is much more you can do now to maximise the financial legacy you will leave behind.”