Probate (Grant only)


We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf.


How much does this service cost?

We estimate our fees excluding VAT and disbursements will be approximately £1,500 to £3,000 for obtaining the Grant of Probate in a standard estate that requires submission of an IHT205.  VAT will be charged at 20% on top of this.  Where an IHT400 is required to be submitted we estimate that our fees will be approximately £3,000 to £6,000 excluding VAT and disbursements.

No two estates are ever the same, however, so our fees will reflect the particular requirements of your matter.  The figures quoted above may vary in cases with added complexities and for this reason we cannot give you a fully reliable estimate of the cost of us helping you until we have full details of the estate.  Of course, if your matter then develops any unexpected complication, we will always advise you of this immediately and would fully discuss the potential consequences of that before any additional charges are incurred.

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

Potential Disbursements


  • Probate court fee of £155 (+ £1.50 each per office copy)
  • Land Registry office copies £6 + VAT


As part of our fee we will


  • Provide you with an experienced probate advisor to work on your matter
  • Help you identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries
  • Identify the type of Probate application you will require
  • Complete the Probate application and the relevant HMRC forms
  • Probate Application Form
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
  • Obtain the Probate

We would expect Estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 3 months, but you should bear in mind that sometimes these matters can be swifter or in some cases take considerably longer due to matters outside our control.

We will, however, make every possible effort to ensure that it is completed as soon as is reasonably practicable and to keep you informed of progress.


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