For some time we have been offering our clients a fixed fee for all the usual work carried out in obtaining a Grant of Probate* and the administration of the estate. Our fee for that service is 2% of the gross value of the estate.

We understand that some Personal Representatives** wish to deal with most of the estate administration themselves, but would value assistance at the outset, to ensure that they obtain the necessary Grant quickly and efficiently.

For clients seeking help in obtaining a Grant, but who wish to deal with the rest of the administration themselves, we can now offer a fixed fee of £500. This is available in cases where no Inheritance Tax is payable and only an abbreviated Inheritance Tax return is required.

Our fees are subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

If you would like more information about any of our Probate or other Private Client services, please contact Ann Astbury or Ian Wessels on 01795 533337.

*or a Grant of Letter of Administration in cases of intestacy
** the Executors, or the intended Administrators where the deceased died intestate