We can assist with all the legal aspects after someone dies including obtaining a Grant of Probate.
For dealing with the administration of an estate we charge on average between £1,000 to £5,000 plus VAT.
This estimate is an average price based on recent instructions; the actual cost to you will depend on a number of factors that we will discuss with you if you decide to instruct us. If there are multiple beneficiaries, numerous properties and bank accounts, our costs will be at the higher end. For Estates liable for Inheritance Tax, our fees shall be at the higher range.
There may be other costs on top of our fees called ‘disbursements’. These are fees and charges we will need to pay on your behalf as part of the process, such as Probate Registry fees. Examples of such fees are:
- Probate Registry fee for obtaining a grant of probate – this fee is £155.00 (additional official copy fees are £0.50) – please be aware that the Government is looking to significantly increase its Probate fees in 2019;
- Oath swear fees ranging between £7.00 – £9.00 per executor
All matters will be conducted by fully qualified solicitors at £200 per hour plus VAT per fee earner who will be aided by assistants. You will be informed at the commencement of all matters by the individual solicitor who will have the conduct of your matter.