A Grant of Probate is a legal document that names the executors (or personal representatives) dealing with the deceased’s estate administration. Dependent upon the circumstances the document can be known as a Grant of Administration.
The Probate Registry issues a Grant of Probate following an application by the personal representatives.The Grant is to confirm that the executor has the authority to deal with the administration of property, money, and possessions to collect and distribute the assets, including certain assets such as shareholdings and bank accounts.
According to the Will or Intestacy Rules, it is usually also required to sell or transfer the deceased’s property.
We can alleviate some of the worry and pressure of administering the estate by providing the following expertise and services:
Therefore, we can handle the application on your behalf, saving you time and effort whilst providing you with peace of mind from knowing that everything has been done correctly.
When a loved one passes away, dealing with their estate can be a difficult and overwhelming task. Our experienced probate solicitors can guide you through the process and provide you with the support you need during this challenging time. Our team, which holds collective experience of over 15 years is on hand to assist.
Our fees for probate matters are based on an hourly rate, which is currently between £180 +VAT to £220 +VAT depending on the case handler. However, the final fee will also depend on the complexity of the estate and the work required. We will provide you with a detailed estimate of costs before starting any work. All legal costs are subject to VAT at the usual rate and the costs cover the legal work undertaken as agreed in our client care agreement beforehand.
In addition to our professional charges, there are also disbursements that may be incurred during the probate process. These disbursements are expenses that we pay on your behalf to third parties such as the Probate Registry or HMRC.
Some common disbursements include:
We will provide you with an accurate estimate of any disbursements that may be required during the probate process.
At our firm, we believe in transparency when it comes to our fees. We will keep you informed throughout the process and will always be available to answer any questions you may have.
Please note that every probate case is unique, and the costs can vary depending on the specific circumstances. For a bespoke estimate on your probate matter, please do not hesitate to contact us using the enquiry form on our website or call us directly at 01234 350 244.