George Hay Chartered Accountants’ Probate team gains fourth qualified practitioner

Posted: Fri, August 23rd, 2019

George Hay Chartered Accountants, who has offices in Huntingdon, Biggleswade and Letchworth, has strengthened their Probate and Estates team with the addition of a fourth qualified practitioner. Carol George, a Chartered Tax Adviser who works at both the Huntingdon and Letchworth offices, recently passed her Probate exams.

Having worked in tax for over 32 years, specialising in personal tax, Carol’s wealth of experience means she is perfectly placed to assist clients with Probate but also to advise on tax matters that often arise during the process.

On becoming a qualified practitioner Carol said, “I’m really pleased to have passed my exam and to be working alongside the other qualified practitioners in the firm. I’m looking forward to using the new knowledge I’ve acquired and my years of experience working in tax to assist clients at each stage of the probate process.”

“From applying for probate, submitting paperwork and making any necessary payments, to eventually distributing the estate and undertaking comprehensive tax planning, the thought of taking any of this on without the support of a professional can be daunting.”

“As a team, our sole aim is to deliver a comprehensive probate service, with sensitivity and discretion, relieving our clients of the administrative burden and other anxieties and ultimately, making a challenging time that little bit easier.”

In November 2014, George Hay became one of the first firms in the country to be authorised by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (ICAEW) to offer non-contentious probate services.

Barry Jefferd, Head of GH Probate, said, “I am delighted that Carol has passed her exams. Having seen our turnover doubled in the previous financial year, this certainly justifies our decision to move into Probate.”

To find out more about GH Probate, visit