Lane & Co. Solicitors

Probate Fees


Range of costs with fixed fee for additional work:

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

We anticipate this will take between 15 and 20 hours work at £300.00 per hour. Total costs estimated at £4,500 - £6,000 (+VAT). This is for the Principal only; additional support staff costs are likely to be approximately £4,400 + VAT at £220.00 per hour.

The exact cost will depend on 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 where:

Disbursements included in this fee:

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.

Potential additional costs

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 3-6 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 12 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take 12 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 1-2 weeks.

Fixed fee

Probate

Hands-held service: We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf. We will also undertake the collecting and distributing of assets. Hands held service stops at obtaining the Grant of Probate. Collecting and distribution of assets would be an extra cost at the usual hourly rate.

How much does this service cost?

TOTAL

This includes obtaining the grant only. Further disbursements will include:

Probate court fee.

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:

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