Solicitors in Essex

Pricing – Wills & Probate

Service Total cost Basis for charges – hourly rate or fixed fees or combination of both Experience and qualifications of those carrying out the service Experience and qualifications of the Supervisors Description of and cost of likely disbursements or average cost or range of costs Which of these disbursements attract VAT and at what VAT rate Key stages of the matter and likely timescales for each stage
Grant of probate/letter of administration – application only (for estates below the inheritance tax threshold) £760
plus VAT
Fixed fee £155 court fee No VAT 2 -4 months including registry’s processing of application

Descriptive Example

We will:-

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate practitioner to work on your matter
  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators
  • Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require
  • Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application
  • Complete the Probate Application
  • Draft a statement of truth for you to sign
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
  • Obtain the Probate and securely send office copies to you

Please note that this is the procedure and charge for an estate that falls below the inheritance tax threshold https://www.gov.uk/inheritance-tax.  A different procedure and charge will apply in other instances but the work may still be undertaken as a fixed fee charge.  The instances are too varied to provide a definitive representation and we invite you to make contact with one of our experienced practitioners to discuss the various options open to you and the charges that will arise Wills, Trust & Probate

Service Total cost Basis for charges – hourly rate or fixed fees or combination of both Experience and qualifications of those carrying out the service Experience and qualifications of the Supervisors Description of and cost of likely disbursements or average cost or range of costs Which of these disbursements attract VAT and at what VAT rate Key stages of the matter and likely timescales for each stage
Estate Administration 1% - 2.75% of estate value, dependant upon estate size and value Hourly rate: £140 per hour - £275 per hour £150 - £250 plus VAT, Section 27 Trustee Act Advertisement (dependant upon deceased’s locality)

£2 per beneficiary Bankruptcy – only Land Charges Department Search

£155 court fee


No VAT






VAT @ 20%



No VAT
4 – 12 months

Descriptive Example

We will:-

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate practitioner to work on your matter
  • 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 statement of truth for you to sign
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
  • Obtain the Probate
  • Collect and distribute all assets in the estate

Please note:- Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property included within the estate will incur an additional conveyancing charge.