We are excited to announce that Bell Maison, are now one of three practices in Barnet to be granted
a probate license. The licence will permit our firm to deliver estate administration and probate
services to their clients after legislation was passed in 2014, allowing accredited accountants to take
on the service.
Up until October 2014, solicitors were the only ones authorised to carry out probate and estate
administration. However, accountants with a recognised license can now do so - an advantage for
clients who prefer for these services to be dealt with by those who are financial experts and familiar
with their personal situation. Currently, Bell Maison is one of 35 accountancy firms in London and
Barnet licenced to carry out probate
Partner and Probate director, Umesh Gohil, stated: “It makes sense for us to offer a probate service.
We already have an in-depth knowledge of our client’s financial and taxation matters; therefore
delivering this service is a natural extension, allowing us to build stronger relationships with our
clients and enabling us to support their family and beneficiaries during what can be a very difficult
To ensure we offer a cohesive service of the highest standard, ensuring you receive the right advice
for you from the best people, our Probate service is undertaken by Bell Maison Probate Services Ltd
which is authorised and regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales to
carry out the reserved legal activity of non-contentious probate in England and Wale’s.
Details of our probate accreditation can be viewed at icaew.com/probate under reference number
For further information on wills and probate, please contact Umesh Gohil directly