Adam Sym

Probate Executive


Adam joined Stephensons in October 2013 as a paralegal apprentice. He has worked as a probate executive in the team since March 2016, specialising in:

  • Wills
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Probate/estate administration including insolvent estates and high net worth estates
  • Lasting powers of attorney
  • Court of Protection applications
  • Trusts

He is currently an affiliate member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and working towards further qualifications. Adam is supervised by Jill Rushton.

Adam has written a number of articles for the website and has appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss issues relating to local authorities’ duties to deal with the bodies of deceased persons where the family have not done so.

Key cases

Adam’s most memorable cases include dealing with an intestacy with an estranged family spanning multiple countries all over the world and successfully negotiating complex inheritance tax disputes with HMRC concerning domicile and other issues.

What our clients say

"Adam Sym provided excellent advice that was very clear and easy to understand - without the legal jargon. I would highly recommend Stephensons and Adam for anyone wanting expert advice on Wills and Inheritance Tax planning." 

"I am unable to fault the guidance we were given during the course of the Probate procedures. Adam Sym helped us every step of the way with clear instruction and I have to say, with a good deal of patience. Highly recommended." 

"Adam Sym and his predecessor made a difficult and complicated process much easier for us, for which we were very grateful." 

"Impressive service at a reasonable cost.  I'd recommend Stephensons to anyone." 

“Very helpful and understanding would recommend to everyone.”