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Government confirms hike in probate fees

Despite significant objection, the government has confirmed that probate fees in England and Wales are due to change to a banded system in May 2017.

The reform would mean that fees increase with the value of the estate, replacing the current flat fees. As a result, fees could potentially rocket from £155 to £20,000 on certain estates.

If you are seeking advice on submitting an application for probate prior to the new fee structure, please contact our probate team immediately.

Speak with our probate expert Maria Cosslett, for friendly, practical and understanding advice today.

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