Probate fees

If you are the executor or administrator of an estate you might want to consider legal representation but are wondering about the fees and costs. Here we give you an overview of the probate services included and their respective costs.

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What probate services am I charged for?

Each case is unique and we'll advise you in our initial consultation what level of support is required. When we are instructed to assist, we can offer the following services:

  • Obtaining initial instructions, reviewing papers and providing advice at the outset
  • Preparing legal documents and grant applications to obtain a Grant of Probate or Grant of Letters of Administration
  • Carry out the estate administration as a whole (contacting third parties, collecting in assets, paying any estate liabilities and distributing the estate as per the deceased's will or as per the rules of intestacy if no will is available)

How much does probate cost?

Based on your individual circumstances we'll advise you on the best option for you. Call us today for one of our specialist solicitors to provide you with an estimate.

Our fees for the administration of an estate range between 2.5% to 4% of the gross value of the estate. This may vary depending on the estate itself. You would be informed of any increase to our estimated fees prior to us carrying out any further work.

For a very straightforward grant application, we offer a fixed fee of £1,200 plus disbursements. However, if the application involves more complex issues, an uplift on our fee will be charged. This will be agreed with you in advance.

Hourly rates

Our hourly rates range from £132 to £480 depending on the complexity of your case, the experience of the lawyer and your location.

Can I pay legal fees for probate from the estate?

Yes, if you are the administrator or executor of a loved one, you can opt for legal representation and the professional fees are paid from the estate.

Do you have questions about probate fees?

Our solicitors are experts in probate and are ready to help you. Contact us online today or call us on freephone 0330 107 6490 to speak to one of our friendly advisors.

Prices quoted on this page include VAT.

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