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Probate Price List

What will it cost?

We offer fixed fee service where our fees will be 1% of the value of the gross (total) estate plus vat (currently 20%)

This includes: obtaining the grant, collecting assets and distributing them.

Example breakdown of costs:
Legal fees £635.00
VAT on legal fees £127.00



  • Probate court fee of £155.00

  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£3.90 per beneficiary).

  • £400.00 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors. – these are recommended but the decision to place these adverts would be yours

  • £400.00 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims. – these are recommended but the decision to place these adverts would be yours.

As part of our fixed fee we will:

  •  Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter – this will be either mark cook a solicitor with over 30 years experience OR Catherine Reynolds a solicitor with over 15 years experience

  • 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 forms

  • 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

  • Collect and distribute all assets in the estate

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 4-9 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 8-12 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 4-8 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 2-3 weeks.

These fees are on the following assumptions:

  •  There is a valid will

  • There is no more than one property

  • There are no more than 4 bank or building society accounts

  • There are no other intangible assets

  • 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

Contact Us Today

Please call us on 0191 567 7244 and we’ll be happy to help you. A consultation is always completely free and there’s no obligation to use any of our services – just honest advice. We’ll even be able to give you a transparent fixed-fee quote about our costs.

If you would rather contact us online, you could email us on or complete our Free Online Enquiry and we will be in touch with you shortly.

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