Coping with the death of a person can bring a mixture of emotions and the legal side of dealing with a person’s death can often be overwhelming and confusing. Having compassionate, experienced legal advice can make this difficult situation much easier on you and your loved ones.
The fees involved in a probate matter can vary and this will depend on the individual circumstances involved.
We operate an hourly rate charging rate, whereby you will be charged for each hour of work undertaken.
Our legal fees will range between £210 and £325 plus VAT per hour and disbursements. The fees will vary and are dependent upon individual circumstances.
The range of fees will depend on issues such as the number of beneficiaries and whether the estate includes any property. Probate fees will depend on the number of assets; for instance if there are multiple bank accounts, numerous shareholdings and a property that needs to be sold.
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as Land Registry fees or court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Amount (excl VAT)
Office Copies for the Grant of Probate
Commissioners fees for Swearing Oath of probate
£5.00 plus £2.00 for each exhibit (Will or Codicil)
Bankruptcy Search fee (per beneficiary)
Post in the Local Newspaper
Varies for each local paper
Post in the London Gazette
The cost of selling or transferring a property is not included in this price, if you require this service, please let us know and we will provide you with an estimate in that regard.
Depending on the complexity of the estate we may charge a percentage of between 0.5% and 1.5% of the Estate. In the event that the administration of the estate is relatively simple, we may not charge a percentage. This can be discussed further with our team.
Our fees include items detailed above, however there may be factors which would typically increase the cost of the fees involved. Where there is likely to be any additional cost, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.