Probate

Probate

If you have recently suffered a bereavement our caring team can provide you with the advice and assistance you need to deal with the administration and probate of your loved one’s estate.

We can provide as much or as little assistance as you and your family need. The prices below illustrate the levels of assistance we offer.

Dealing with probate (application only)
If you would like us to prepare an IHT 205 and the Oath and then submit this to the Probate Registry on your behalf, we charge £675 plus VAT. The Probate Registry will charge a further £155 plus 50p per office copy of the Grant.

Dealing with probate – applying for the Grant, collecting and distributing the assets – Hourly Rate
Depending on the individual circumstances of the matter, it is more likely that we will estimate our charges based on an hourly rate, particularly for more complex estates. There may be multiple beneficiaries, property and multiple bank accounts, for example.

We use hourly rates to calculate our fees. Our private client team have hourly rates that range from £140 to £275 plus VAT. We will tell you at the outset who will be carrying out the work and their particular rate. We will give you an estimate of cost based on the time we think it will take and provide regular updates to confirm that we are working to that estimate. Unlike other firms, we do not charge on a percentage of the value of the assets.

There would also be disbursements:

  • Probate Court Fee £155 plus 50p per copy
  • Swearing of the Oath if there is a Will – £7 per Executor (£2 extra if there is a Codicil)
  • Swearing of the Oath if there is no Will – £5
  • Post in the London Gazette and local newspaper approx. £310

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