Probate Pricing

We can assist you in dealing with probate matters.

We estimate that applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets will take between 10 and 50 hours work at £300.00 plus VAT per hour. Total costs are therefore between £3,000 and £15,000 plus VAT. However, please note that the final cost will depend on the specific circumstances of the matter. For example, if more work is required because of unforeseen circumstances then our costs will be calculated on an hourly rate basis.


Probate application fee£155.00
Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches£2.00 per beneficiary
Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors£84.60 plus VAT

Potential additional costs

If any additional copies of the grant are required, they will cost £0.50.

On average, obtaining the grant of probate takes between 4 and 16 weeks. Collecting assets will take between 4 and 12 weeks. Finally, we can distribute the assets.

We can also help you to deal with probate in Italy.

Our minimum fee for dealing with an estate in Italy amounts to 2,500 plus VAT.

This includes preparing all the documents for filing the inheritance tax return with the Agenzia delle Entrate.

Disbursements include the notarisation and legalisation of the following documents

  • notarisation: £between 120 and 200 plus VAT
  • drafting the “dichiarazione sostitutiva di atto notorio”: £150 plus VAT
  • death certificate;
  • will;
  • translation of document.