Probate (Uncontested) Prices - Jonathan Lea Network

The Jonathan Lea Network – Probate (Uncontested) Prices

We at the Jonathan Lea Network appreciate the difficulties associated with probate, especially when losing somebody close to you. Our experienced team can help guide you through the process and help ease the burden of what can be a stressful time.

A guideline of the services we provide and costs can be found below.

Grant-Only Services

For the preparation of grant of probate or grant of letters of administration alone, we offer a free half hour initial consultation to collate further information from you and provide you with a cost estimate. Our fees quoted are subject to additional costs and disbursements (outlined below).

Our costs would typically be in the region of:-

For estates subject to an Inheritance Tax liability – £2,100 – £2,700 + VAT

For estates with no Inheritance Tax liability – £1,000 – £1,500 + VAT

Full Estate Administration

The cost of probate itself is difficult to estimate, given the large number of variables that may be encountered. For example, probate for business or agricultural properties will likely be more complex (and thus incur higher probate costs) than for a smaller property. We will, of course, endeavour to provide the most accurate quotation from the beginning based on the information we have and our hourly rates (outlined below). Should any costs need amending due to the process becoming more complicated and more time being required, this can be discussed and a new estimate provided.

We offer a free initial 30 minute consultation to collate the information required to provide you with as accurate a cost estimate as possible, based on the estimated time taken to administer the estate.

Hourly Rates

Our hourly rates vary based on the experience of our fee earners and typically range from £300 – £355. In all cases, we aim to match experience to the complexity of the task.

Additional Costs and Disbursements

Some fees associated with probate are owed to third parties and therefore not included in our charges above. Such disbursements may include (but are not limited to):

  • Probate Registry fee – £273 plus £1.50 +VAT for each additional copy of Grants of Representation
  • Land Registry Bankruptcy check fee – £2.00 per beneficiary
  • Land Registry Title Information Document check – £3.00 per search


For our grant-only services, completion would be expected between 8 and 16 weeks. The time taken to administer an estate can vary considerably depending on its size. However, as a rough guide, the process is normally concluded between 9 and 24 months from its commencement.

For any queries about our probate services, or if you would like a quotation, please email us on and we will be happy to assist you.


Disclaimer notice: These fees are guidelines only and reflect what we commonly charge. The Jonathan Lea Network reserves the right to change any fee. The fee is subject to change depending on the complexity of the matter. We can confirm in writing a definitive fee quote following a short complimentary introductory call.

Request a Free No Obligation 20 Minute Call

This introductory call is to discuss your matter so we can provide a well-considered quote.


However, please be aware that the free 20 minute call is at our discretion. If you are more looking for advice and guidance on an initial call, we may instead offer a one-hour fixed fee appointment instead.


Our fixed fee appointments are between £200 – £300 + VAT depending on the seniority of the solicitor taking the call.

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