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The team has over 30 years of collective experience in dealing with high quality work in all matters relating to probate and estate matters.

There are three members of the team who may work on your behalf :

Richard McConnell - Director

Myles Reback - Consultant Solicitor

Anita Kumrai - Solicitor 

Fixed Fee-Probate

Probate ( uncontested cases with all assets in the UK )

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.

How much does this service cost?

Obtaining the Grant of Probate where no Inheritance tax is payable £875 plus vat

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

Probate (Where inheritance tax is payable and assets are in UK and non contested estates)

Our fees are likely to be in the range of £1,500 to £3,500 plus vat to Obtain Probate.

This includes:

  • Valuing the estate assets
  • Preparing the inheritance tax forms
  •  Release of funds to pay inheritance tax
  • Filing receipt with the probate registry and obtaining the Grant

POST Grant Work

Once probate  is obtained we charge an hourly rate of £275 plus vat.

The work includes:

  • Collecting in the assets
  • Paying liabilities
  • Finalising the inheritance tax payable
  • Advice on advertising creditors
  • Transfer of property (as separate quote will be provided by our conveyancing team)
  • Estate accounts
  • Distribution of the estate to beneficiaries

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.

Disbursements fees (see non taxable estate figures) as outlined above

Disbursements not included in the Probate process which are additional:

  • Probate application fee of £155 plus 50p per sealed copy of the Grant 
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
  • £250 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
  • £250 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims.

Taxable Estates – Post Grant

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 3-12 months.

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