The Perils of DIY Probate

Applying for probate and dealing with an estate without seeing a lawyer is not without risks warns Michael Swaden.

Many professionally drafted wills contain trusts to save tax, to mitigate the impact of care home fees and to reduce the likelihood of potential disputes.

Michael says “People aren’t always aware of the complexities and assume probate work is straightforward. It is important to seek timely specialist legal advice that can potentially save you money and worry”.

Michael Swaden and Janet Drake are Full Accredited Members of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE) and specialise in Probate and all aspects of administering an estate.

If you would like to speak to them to discuss your requirements please contact them on 020 7431 4999 or

  • ALEP
  • The Law Society
  • SFE
  • Save Move

* Michael Swaden is the SFE accredited member at Manuel Swaden