Probate & Administration of Estates - Fee Guideline

Due to the nature of the work, our professional fees will vary depending on the individual circumstances of the matter.

Our professional fees are estimated to be approximately 5% of the Estate value with a minimum fixed fee of £2,500 plus VAT at the current rate of 20%.

Disbursements in addition to our professional fees above include:

  • Probate application fee - currently £155

  • Additional certified copies of the Grant of Probate - £0.50 per copy

  • Swearing of the oath with a Will - £7 per Executor

  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches - £2 per beneficiary

  • Advertisements in The London Gazette and local newspaper – protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors - dependent on quotation.

As part of our fee we will:

  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries

  • Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application

  • Complete the Application for the Grant of Representation and the relevant HMRC forms

  • Draft an oath for you to swear

  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf

  • Obtain the Grant of Representation

  • Collect and distribute all assets in the estate

Potential Additional Costs

There are a number of potential additional costs which would be advised on an individual basis which could include us dealing with an estate with shareholdings (stocks and bonds) or if we were appointed to act as Executors of the Estate. Those costs would vary significantly depending upon the specific circumstances of each Estate. We would therefore provide a more accurate quote upon your specific enquiry.

Please note the above costs do not include dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate.