Assessing the valuation of the Estate, Obtaining A Grant of Representation and Administering a Non-Taxable Estates – Total Timescale 6-9 Months

We can apply for either a Grant of Probate where there is a valid Will or a Grant of Letters of Administration where there is no valid will on your behalf for a non-taxable estate.

Legal Fees

Service Fee
Application for Grant of Probate ONLY £700 plus VAT
Application for Letters of Administration ONLY – Online Application £800 plus VAT

* Prices exclude VAT. The current rate of VAT is 20%


Disbursement – Probate Registry Court Fee for Application Fee
Value of Estate is under £5.000 £0.00
Value of Estate is over £5,000 £273.00
Official Copy of each probate document £1.50

* Prices exclude VAT. The current rate of VAT is 20%

Estate Valuation & Estate Distribution and related correspondence

  • No more than ONE property
  • No more than SIX Bank Building Society Accounts
  • No more than EIGHT beneficiaries

This will ordinarily take approx. 10-20 hours of work, our hourly rate is £175.00 per hour, and therefore our total costs ordinarily range from between £1,750.00 plus VAT and £3,500.00 plus VAT.

In accordance with the Law Society practice advice guidelines, we will make a value charge in addition to the hourly rate which is based on the size, extent and complexity of the estate and calculated at 1% of the gross value of assets held solely in the name of the Deceased (not including any dwelling house) and 0.5% of the value of any dwelling house. VAT is payable in addition

Additional Disbursements

Bankruptcy Search Fees €2.00 per name

London Gazette (section 27 Trustee Act 1925 Notice where applicable) Up to €400.00 (price per publication)

Acting as professional Executor

Where the Executor or Executors consist solely of Solicitors in the Firm, the rates applicable are 1.5% of the gross estate (excluding the dwelling house) and 0.75% of the value of the dwelling house

Exact total costs depend on the individual circumstances of a matter in respect of which a written quotation will be provided.

All disbursements are correct at time of publication, whilst we endeavour to  update our website in accordance with any changes, we will always provide up to date disbursements at time of instruction

All estimated third party timescales are correct at the time of publication, whilst we endeavour to update our website in accordance with any changes, we will always provide up to date timescales at time of instruction

Probate - Obtaining A Grant Of Representation Only

Get in contact

Our team is made up of dedicated solicitors who are committed to providing you with the best possible legal advice and representation, bringing you reassurance and peace of mind when dealing with probate.

We have offices conveniently located in Port Talbot, Maesteg, and Bridgend. If you are looking into probate or need legal advice on a related matter, don’t hesitate to contact us today for a no obligation discussion. Our team of probate solicitors are here to help.