Probate and Administration of Estates

Masons Solicitors Can Help You With Probate and The Administration of Estates

Experiencing bereavement is both distressing and stressful.

We are here to help with the process.We can assist you through the process offering our support, guidance and expertise. We can make contact with all the relevant organisations on your behalf and obtain the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration should there be no Will.

We offer a free initial 30 minute consultation to assess whether you might need a grant.

Probate and Estate Administration

Our fees for a simple estate involving  applying for the grant, collecting in and distributing the assets:

We anticipate this will take between 10 to 14 hours work at £250 per hour. Total costs estimated at £2,500 to £3,500 (we are presently not registered for VAT therefore it will not be added on top of the fee) and disbursements.

At the initial meeting we will discuss the costs with you, the exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances.


  • Probate application fee of £155 plus £1.50 per sealed copy
  • Official Copy of Register Entries for the property £3.00
  • Bankruptcy searches for each beneficiary £2.00 per search

If the Estate is more or where tax is payable

Our fees will be based on the time actually spent on the matter at the hourly rates of £250 per hour.  You will only pay for the work actually done.

Read more about our fees here

What Our Clients Say

Do you have a question about this service?

We are always on hand to help you with any queries so please get in touch