Probate & Administration of Estates - Fees

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Dealing with a loved-ones Estate can be difficult but can also be fraught with hidden pitfalls to the untrained eye.

Our experienced team, Linda Salah Best, Clare Parrott and Suzanne Gilligan will be able to act for you.

We can deal with matters ranging from applying for a Grant of Probate only, which we charge a fixed fee of £625.00 + 20% VAT (£750), up to dealing with complex Estates involving issues such as:

  • How to deal with Estate income

  • IHT issues

  • Dealing with shares and property

  • Advising in relation to data protection issues (GDPR)

We will be able to provide you with an estimate of our fees once we have an indication of the nature of the Estate, e.g. whether it will attract Inheritance Tax and the number of beneficiaries, and whether any Charities are involved. There is no such thing as a standard probate however we would anticipate our charges for dealing with a relatively straightforward Estate not involving IHT to range between £1,500 + 20% VAT (£1,800) and £3,000 + 20% VAT (£3,600).

In accordance with our duty to you as a regulated Solicitor, we will aim to give you as much information as possible at the outset of your matter in terms of how much the work will cost.

In addition to our own fees, you can expect to pay separate disbursements namely Probate Registry fees currently £155.00 plus 50p per copy Grant.

Linda Salah Best has been qualified as a Solicitor for over 25 years and joined Manners Pimblett in August 2016.

Linda has a special interest in acting for elderly or vulnerable clients, acting as Executor, Trustee or as a Professional Attorney. Linda has dealt with many complex probate matters over the years and has a wealth of experience in her field.

Clare Parrott has been qualified as a Solicitor since 1997. Clare has experience of contentious and non-contentious work. Clare deals with a varied mix of Will preparations and advice, Lasting Powers of Attorney and dealing with applications for Grant of Probate and the administration of Estates. Clare knows only too well there are a number of potential complexities to the untrained and can be far more involved the “filing in a form” as is often thought.

Suzanne Gilligan - Legal Assistant, has many years of experience in the Probate and Administration of Estates and is supervised by Linda Salah Best.

If charging on an hourly rate basis our rates are £225.00 + 20% VAT (£270.00) per hour for both Clare and Linda; Robert Pimblett, Solicitor and Director with overall responsibility for your matter with the same hourly rate. If these rates change, we are obliged to inform you.

Some firms will charge you a percentage of the overall value of the Estate as their fee. We do not. We only expect to be paid for the work we do on your behalf.

Do not hesitate in seeking early advice.

For more information please contact us on 01625 850 888 or email

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Our Office Locations

Poynton Office
4 London Road North
SK12 1QZ

Cheadle Office
25 Gatley Road


Call us Directly

Poynton Office
01625 850 888

Cheadle Office
0161 491 8540