Rachael Kell

Senior Estate Manager - Probate

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"I am a senior estate manager dealing with the administration of estates and obtaining Grants of Representation with over 25 years’ experience in the sector.”

I have specialised in estate administration since 1993 having previously spent twenty-one years with a major bank and eight years with a large regional law firm before joining Higgs LLP in March 2023.

I enjoy helping executors and families through difficult times, delivering practical advice with compassion and understanding.

I also enjoy the challenge of complex Estate Administration and Inheritance Tax computations.

I have experience in handling estates with agricultural, business and foreign assets as well as dealing with intestacy situations.

I am a full STEP member having completed the STEP Diploma.

I enjoy spending my spare time with my family, eating out and visiting different areas of the UK, with regular visits to family in Colorado.

I also volunteer weekly with my local Beaver Scout group for children agreed between 6-8 years.

  • Acted on behalf of a family repeatedly in relation to estates of various family members over a number of years as happy with service received.
  • Acted in intestacies referred by genealogical research companies.
  • Obtained Grants for unadministered estates when the previous executor/administrator has died during the administration.
  • Acted in estates with Agricultural and Business Property Relief claims.
  • Successfully proved a handwritten Will with the assistance of witness and family evidence.

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Favourite quote

"Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain."

Childhood career goal

Travel agent

Joined Higgs


Proudest moment

Becoming a parent

"Everything explained beautifully in concise manner. Thank you"

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