Here to help at the hardest of times

No one likes to consider their passing and yet with a lifetimes worth of assets accumulated it makes sense to plan the practical, legal and financial aspects of your life in advance of your passing.

We understand that losing a loved one can be an extremely difficult and stressful time, so at TBL we take away the burden of administrating the estate by acting as your dedicated advisers.

As part of our professional, friendly and honest service, we can provide expert advice on gifts, trusts, estate planning, inheritance tax, Wills and more.

Our experienced probate advisers will help with a wide range of unexpected issues in the most straightforward and sensitive manner possible.

We can assist with:

Inheritance Tax planning

By planning your assets now in advance of your death you could help to pass on more wealth to your beneficiaries by reducing any Inheritance Tax liabilities.

Estate planning and gifts

One method of maximising the wealth passed on to your loved ones is to plan your estate and offer gifts ahead of your death, which allow your beneficiaries to make the most of their inheritance.

Creation, management and termination of trusts

Trusts are flexible and give the freedom to choose how and when your beneficiaries will receive the funds. We can set-up and oversee the entire process from start to finish to ensure your wishes are met.

Advice on the content of Wills

We have connections to a number of local solicitors, who with our help can craft your Will so that you can confident knowing that your money, property and most prized possessions are passed on in accordance with your wishes.

Obtaining a Grant of Probate

We can make the hardest of times just a little more bearable by administering a deceased’s estate either as executors or on behalf of family executors.

Need to ask about probate services?

Talk to our probate expert Paul Stafford today.

Meet the TBL team

Paul Stafford FCCA - TBL Partner

Paul Stafford FCCA


Paul setup TBL with Chris Humpage, and provides expert advice on gifts, trusts, estate planning and more.

Having worked in Southend most of his career, Paul qualified in 1996 and became a partner in the local office of a London firm in 1998. In 2017 Paul and Chris set up a new independent practice, TBL Accountants.

Paul has a wide and varied client portfolio, including those in the Charity sector and area where Paul has wide experience having served as trustees for a number of Charities. He believes a strong open relationship in clients of all sizes achieve their objectives.

Outside of work Paul is a long suffering West Ham fan, plays Tennis( poorly!) and is a local District commissioner for Scouting

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Chris Humpage FCA - TBL Partner

Chris Humpage FCA


Chris setup TBL with Paul Stafford, and is experienced in business valuations, preparing exit strategies and more.

Chris trained with a Top 50 firm in Suffolk and qualified in 1996, he became a Partner in the local office of a London firm in 2009. In 2017 Chris and Paul set up a new independent practice, TBL Accountants.

Chris has a wide and varied client portfolio, he has a large number of clients in the motor industry. Chris believes that the most important person in his business relationship with his clients is his client.

Outside of work, assuming he is not taking one of his children to dancing or cricket, you will find Chris on a golf course, on his bike or watching cricket.

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