Private Client Serives: Pricing Structure & Policy

Probate Services: Obtaining Grant, collection and distribution of assets


Our Fees

Estimate range: £3,500 – £4,500* plus VAT based our hourly rates.

£10 plus VAT – Identity verification search (per person)

VAT is added to our costs figures, above, and is currently charged at the prevailing rate


  • £155 – Probate application fee – subject to change in line with Government fees.


  • £2 (plus VAT) – Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (per beneficiary)
  • £300-£450 – Advert in Newspaper (dependant on local paper charges)


The fee range is conditional on the below assumptions:

  • There is a valid will
  • There is no more than one property
  • There are no more than 5 bank accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • The full estate is within the UK
  • There are no more than 5 beneficiaries
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets.
  • There is no inheritance tax payable
  • The Executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims made against the estate

What we will do for you

  • 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
  • Identify the information required to make the application
  • Complete the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms based on the information provided by you and obtained from interested parties
  • Draft a legal oath for you to swear
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf and deal with any requisitions
  • Obtain the Grant and collect in the assets and discharge liabilities from funds received
  • Prepare final accounts and distribute

Optional Extras

  • Dealing with estates where there is no will
  • Dealing with estates that consist of any shareholdings
  • Additional copies of grant (4 will be obtained within the £157 application fee)
  • Sale or transfer of property
  • Dealing with property and/or assets outside of the UK
  • Correspondence relating to a property in the estate that is not sold within 6 months of the date of the Grant of probate
The above services are at an additional cost
On average, estates that fall within the range are dealt with within 6-8 months. Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate takes 2-3 months. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 2-6 months, dependent on whether there is a house to sell. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally take place  6 months after the date of the Grant of Probate or, it later, when all assets are collected in.

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