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Probate fees hike halted

As a result of Parliament being suspended, the proposed increase in probate fees has lapsed which has been welcomed by The Law Society and practitioners.

Fees would have risen from the current fixed fees £155/£215 to a sliding scale of up to £6,000 depending on the size of the estate.

There was a lot of criticism surrounding the proposed increase with Simon Davis, Society President commenting “It is inherently unfair to expect the bereaved to fund other parts of the courts and tribunal service, particularly in circumstances where they have no other option but to apply for probate.  Should the order be reintroduced, we will continue to campaign against its introduction.  This is a tax on grief”

For more information, contact our probate team on 01926 491181 or email

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