Probate services

Royce Peeling Green incorporating Crawfords is licensed to carry out probate related work and, when combined with our specialist knowledge in all aspects of tax, estate planning, accounts production {and financial planning}, we have the skills and experience to help you through this process.

Our service includes

We understand that dealing with the loss of a loved one is always very difficult.  In these circumstances, the tax, legal and administrative requirements of probate are likely to appear daunting.  We are able to provide you with the level of support that you need so that you can be personally involved in the process as much or as little as you choose.

We are able to assist with all elements of the stages of the probate administration process which include:

  1. Review the Will
  2. Apply for the Grant of Representation
  3. Value the estate (locating all of the deceased’s assets and liabilities) and prepare the estate accounts
  4. Prepare and submit the IHT (Inheritance Tax) Return
  5. Distribute the assets to the beneficiaries of the estate

We provide

As chartered accountants we are used to dealing with HMRC and are able to deal efficiently with all elements of the Inheritance Tax calculations, including the possible complexities of any trusts.  We will do this quickly and cost effectively.

We would be very happy to have a sensitive discussion with you about your requirements and would be able to provide you with a competitive price for the work that would be needed.

Find out more

Martin Denniss and Phill Owen lead our team of specialists. Please call them on 0161 608 0000 for further information or email

Diversity statement

Royce Peeling Green incorporating Crawfords is committed to promoting equality, harmony and respect amongst individuals and to eliminate discrimination, harassment and victimisation of all kinds, with a view to creating a diverse, culturally rich and inclusive environment.

It is a regulatory requirement of the ICAEW for all firms licenced to carry out probate to collect, report and publish employee diversity data. We collected the data and reported the results to the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales in March 2021.

As summary of RPG’s diversity findings below. Matters of faith, sexual orientation, marital status and caring responsibilities have not been published due to privacy considerations.

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We have received an excellent service from the team at RPG for well over 20 years. We particularly appreciate RPG's real interest in our company and suggestions for improvements. The service RPG provides goes well beyond what we could expect.  The attention to detail and the prompt, professional service the team provides means that we are reassured that should we require urgent or unusual advice, the team will provide it. We would have no hesitation in recommending RPG.

Margaret Peasegood

Executive Chairman - SheffProp

I would like to thank RPG for your unbelievable help, assistance and friendship for over 40 years. Nothing has ever been too much trouble. Words alone are insufficient, and I think that the same would apply to my former colleagues and my family who have also come to rely on your advice and guidance.

Neville Johnson

Founder - Neville Johnson Offices

We have worked with RPG for many years, for good reason. They are not only extremely knowledge but they really take the time to get to know you as customers and also as people. This really makes a difference, as whilst it is of course important that you receive great service, which we do, it’s also essential to work with professionals who you can really trust and who go out of their way to know your business as well as you do, giving ultimate comfort that you are all striving towards the same goals. I cannot recommend them highly enough.

Jennie Johnson MBE

Kids Allowed

“RPG have always been our first point of call for advice on accounting, tax and financial regulatory matters and indeed have become an additional sounding board for both myself and my colleagues on strategic matters. The consistently high quality and timely advice they provide is very important to us.”

Gareth Rowe

Chief Financial Officer - ProofID

“As a family business we have been using Royce Peeling Green as our accountants for over 25 years. We have always been impressed with their expertise and depth of knowledge in all financial areas required to help run our business. There is an obvious understanding and trust between the two companies which leads to proactive approach to guide us with short and long-term financial planning. We have found everyone at Royce Peeling Green to be very approachable providing us with the reassurance that they will always provide a professional response in a timely manner.”

David Harrabin

Managing Director - Manchester Slate Ltd

RPG have now acted for our various companies for over 15 years. Their advice and commercial attitude in dealing with Tax, Audit and general businesses matters has always been of high quality and queries dealt with promptly. The team at RPG are experts in their field, they understand the SME market place well. They have been involved in all our corporate transactions, from setting up of businesses, ongoing support of our management teams through to being part of the team that negotiated the successful sale of a group company.

Jonathan Hamburger

Genesis Group International

We have received a first rate service from RPG over many years. We appreciate their attention to detail and the timely, professional and pro-active advice they provide. We would have no hesitation in recommending the team at RPG.

Stephen Rector

Managing Director – Ribble Packaging Limited

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