Probate Services

We understand that the death of a relative or close friend is a very difficult time for everyone involved.  Probate might be the last thing on your mind but it is important because it helps: 

  • Enable HM Revenue & Customs ascertain the correct amount of inheritance tax payable, if any.
  • Establish the correct value of any assets and assist with equitable division.
  • Identify any items specified in the will and the correct probate value of those items.
  • To show that you have sought the opinion of a suitably qualified and unbiased professional.  

The Richard Winterton name is synonymous with providing a swift, efficient, professional and confidential service to executors of deceased’s estates.  We regularly receive instructions from solicitors and executors to prepare the necessary legal documentation in relation to deceased estates, whether large or small, complex or straightforward.

Duplicate, clear and concise documents, (listing any specific bequests where applicable) are provided usually within seven days of the initial visit.

Items of value can be removed swiftly to our safe storage and properties can be cleared including all items for auction and items of no value.

Fees are calculated on each individual instruction, (as a guide there is an initial cost of £125 and then £70 per hour thereafter for on-site valuations; charges vary for single items - please contact us to discuss). All charges are subject to VAT and there will be an additional charge made to cover mileage. Our fee includes assessment of the contents on-site, preparation and checking of the documentation back at the Saleroom, (including research where necessary) and duplicate copies sending to the designated party/parties involved. 

Contact The Lichfield Salerooms on +44 (0)1543 251081 or email your questions to

Richard Winterton Auctioneers also offers professional detailed insurance valuations of jewellery and watches working in collaboration with Heather Callaway FIRV FGA DGA AMEA, a Fellow of the Institute of Valuers of the National Association of Jewellers and an Associate Member of the Academy of Experts.

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27th April
The Lichfield Auction Centre

25th April: 9.30am - 12.00noon
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28th - 30th April
The Lichfield Auction Centre

27th April: 9.00am - 4.00pm
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