Our Probate fixed fees

Probate fixed fee

We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf where no inheritance tax account is required for the estate.

 

How much does this service cost?

TOTAL: fixed fee of £840 (incl. VAT).

This includes: obtaining the grant.

Breakdown of costs:

Legal fees £700

VAT on legal fees £140

Disbursements approximately £365 to £415 – this is dependent on the number of executors, beneficiaries and the costs to post notices see below*.

  • Probate court fee of £155 (plus 50p for each copy).
  • £7 Swearing of the oath (per executor*).
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary*).
  • £200 to 250 to post a notice in The London Gazette and a local newspaper * – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

As part of our fixed fee we will:

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter
  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries
  • Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require
  • Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application
  • Complete the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC form IHT 205
  • Draft a legal oath for you to swear
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
  • Obtain the Probate and securely send two copies to you

Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate takes 8 weeks after all the information to obtain the Grant has been provided to us.