Probate - Price ListENG

Overview

Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Tony Wright, Director, Head of Probate and Estate Administration.

Applying for the Grant, Collecting and Distributing the Assets

We anticipate this will take between 2.5 and 8 hours work at £255 per hour.  Total cost estimated at £637.50 and £2,040 plus VAT.  The exact costs will depend upon the individual circumstances of the matter.  For example, if there is one Beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range.  If there are multiple Beneficiaries, a property, and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

We will handle the full process for you.  This quote is for Estates when:-

  • There is a valid Will.
  • There is no more than one property.
  • There are no more than four Bank or Building Society Accounts.
  • There are no other intangible assets.
  • There are one to two Beneficiaries.
  • There are no disputes between Beneficiaries on division of assets.  If disputes arise, this is likely to lead to an increase in costs.
  • There is no Inheritance Tax payable and the Executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC.
  • There are no claims made against the Estate.

Disbursements

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.  Please click on the "Disbursements" tab to the left of this page to find a list of the disbursements usually included.

Potential Additional Costs

  • If there is no Will or the Estate consists of any shareholdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the Estate and how it is to be dealt with.  We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.
  • If any additional copies of the grant are required, they will cost 50 pence (one per asset usually)
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property within the Estate is not included.

How Long Will This Take?

Please click on the "Key Stages" tab to the left of this page.

On average, Estates that fall within this range are dealt with within six months.

Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate takes 0-8 weeks, collecting assets then follows which can take another 8 weeks.  Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes another few weeks.

Services

Service Price
Application for Grant of Probate (Solicitor)£255.00 per hour £255.00 Excluding VAT
Application for Grant of Probate (Assistant)£140.00 per hour £140.00 Excluding VAT
Tax exempt estate (based on the information you provide to us)£700 Plus VAT £700.00 Excluding VAT
Taxable estate (based on the information you provide to us)£1,000 plus VAT (Estimate for a straight forward Estate) Dealing with the administration of the Estate will be based upon the appropriate hourly rates. £1,000.00 Excluding VAT

Disbursements

Application for Grant of Probate (Solicitor)

Disbursement Price
Court Fee – Probate Application£273 £273.00 Excluding VAT
Additional Copies of Grant of Probate £0.50 Excluding VAT
Land Registry – Copy of Title Information Document £3.00 Excluding VAT
Copy of Plan/Map £3.00 Excluding VAT
Land Registry Fee on Transfer of Property – Dependent on Value£20.00 - £125.00 £20.00 – £125.00 Excluding VAT

Application for Grant of Probate (Assistant)

Disbursement Price
Court Fee – Probate Application£273 £273.00 Excluding VAT
Additional Copies of Grant of Probate £0.50 Excluding VAT
Land Registry – Copy of Title Information Document £3.00 Excluding VAT
Copy of Plan/Map £3.00 Excluding VAT
Land Registry Fee on Transfer of Property – Dependent on Value £20.00 – £125.00 Including VAT

Tax exempt estate (based on the information you provide to us)

Disbursement Price
Court Fee – Probate Application£273 £273.00 Excluding VAT
Additional Copies of Grant of Probate £0.50 Excluding VAT
Land Registry – Copy of Title Information Document £3.00 Excluding VAT
Copy of Plan/Map £3.00 Excluding VAT
Land Registry Fee on Transfer of Property – Dependent on Value £20.00 – £125.00 Excluding VAT

Taxable estate (based on the information you provide to us)

Disbursement Price
Court Fee – Probate Application£273 £273.00 Excluding VAT
Additional Copies of Grant of Probate £0.50 Excluding VAT
Land Registry – Copy of Title Information Document £3.00 Excluding VAT
Copy of Plan/Map £3.00 Excluding VAT
Land Registry Fee on Transfer of Property – Dependent on Value £20.00 – £125.00 Excluding VAT

Key Stages and Timescales

Application for Grant of Probate (Solicitor)

Key Stage Timescale
Grants from Application (Typical) 0 – 8 week(s)

Application for Grant of Probate (Assistant)

Key Stage Timescale
Grants from Application (Typical) 0 – 8 week(s)

Tax exempt estate (based on the information you provide to us)

Key Stage Timescale
Grants from Application (Typical) 0 – 8 week(s)

Taxable estate (based on the information you provide to us)

Key Stage Timescale
Grants from Application (Typical) 0 – 8 week(s)

Professionals

Tony Wright

LLB, TEP

Qualification Educational Institution
Solicitor Leicester University
Areas of Law Practiced Experience Time Spent
Probate 40 year(s) 30%
Wills and Commercial Conveyancing 40 year(s) 70%

Sara Routley

Qualified Paralegal

Qualification Educational Institution
Specialist Paralegal Studies in Wills, Probate and Administration The University of Law
Areas of Law Practiced Experience Time Spent
Wills and Probate and Administration 2 year(s) 100%