If you need help with Probate, there are 2 ways we can help you. They are a Grant of Probate or Administration of the Estate. The costs for each option are explained below.
Our Fixed Fee Grant of Probate application service costs just £1,500 (VAT included) when no Inheritance Tax is payable and £2,500 (VAT included) where Inheritance Tax is payable.
The same fees apply to Estates where there is no valid Will and you want us to apply for a Grant of Letters of Administration.
Please note that our Probate Solicitor fees include VAT – most other law firms don’t.
Our legal fees include:
You’ll need to pay some additional costs on top of your legal fees. These are called disbursements and include:
It usually takes about 16 to 20 weeks to get the Grant of Probate, but it really depends on how busy the Probate Registry is when your grant application is made.
Our Administration of the Estate service includes applying for the Grant of Probate and includes collecting and distributing the assets.
Our Probate Solicitors charge on a time spent basis for the Administration of the Estate.
The hourly rate charged will depend on the experience and expertise of the Solicitor or Lawyer working on your case, typically these are between £140 and £230 per hour. We charge in units of 6 minutes, so each hour is made up of 10 units.
The exact cost of the Administration of the Estate depends on a number of things such as:
We offer a fixed fee Probate fee where the Estate is made up of:
Our Fixed Fee Probate Quote for this Estate would be £3,200 (VAT included).
For more complicated Estate, we’ll give you a bespoke quote to make sure you get the best price to suit the Estate.
As a guide to help you understand the range of costs involved, if it’s a Small Estate where there’s one beneficiary and no property, legal costs will be about £2,600 (VAT included).
Where there are multiple beneficiaries, property and multiple bank accounts you would expect to pay about £10,000 (VAT included). We will always discuss the amount of work involved beforehand and give you a fixed fee before we start work.
In this range of Probate Fees, it includes Estates in England and Wales where:
You also need to pay some additional costs, which are called disbursements. These include:
There are some things that aren’t included in these costs and will cost more. They are:
We can provide an estimate of how much it will cost to deal with these additional items.
Remember, all figures quoted here include VAT.
Be careful when comparing our fees to another law firm, as many don’t include VAT on their website.
Usually around 9 to 12 months, with 16 to 20 weeks to get the Grant of Probate.