Where we are simply instructed to obtain the Grant of Probate and the only Inheritance Tax form required is form IHT205(2011) we charge a fixed fee of £750 + VAT.
Where we are instructed simply to obtain the Grant of Probate and the Inheritance Tax forms required are IHT205(2011) and IHT217, we charge £900 + VAT.
Where we are instructed to obtain the Grant of Probate and form IHT400 and the associated schedules need to be completed, our fees will be between £1,500 + VAT and £2,500 + VAT.
Where we are instructed not just to obtain the Grant of Probate but also to assist in the administration of the estate itself, we are happy to provide a quotation when we know the size and complexity of the estate. As a guide, however, we would not normally charge more than 2% of the gross value of the estate plus VAT. Our charge out rates are currently as follows:
Alex Astley, Partner £270 + VAT
Andrew Miller, Consultant £270 + VAT
Sunil Dhir, Solicitor £215 + VAT
Jacqueline Beadle, Solicitor £215 + VAT
James Shiells, Probate Executive £200 + VAT
All work is handled from start to finish by experienced specialist Solicitors/Probate Executives and supervised by other specialist Solicitors/Probate Executives.
We can also give you an estimate of how long the administration of the estate will take at that stage.
The standard expenses are as follows:
Probate Court Fees - £155 plus £1.50p for each court sealed copy of the Grant.
Statutory Notices to Creditors – variable but approximately £500.
Bankruptcy Search Fees - £2 + VAT per person.