This service is used by individuals who are named as an executor of a deceased’s estate and wish to administer the Estate themselves.

The process involves:

  • Taking instruction
  • Advising on the will and codicils
  • Obtaining details and valuations of assets and liabilities
  • Meetings to discuss and review matters
  • Completing the Probate Application and Inheritance Tax Forms
  • Obtaining the Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration

When obtaining Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration, we calculate fees on a time spent basis. Our fees vary dependent upon the size and complexity of an estate. Complexity is not always linked to the value of the estate as sometimes a small but complex Estate can be more time consuming to resolve than a large straightforward one.

On average we estimate obtaining the Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration will cost from £1,000 to £2,000 + Vat at the standard rate (currently 20%) and disbursements.