Why to use a solicitor when going through Probate

Published: 06/06/2014

Losing a loved one is difficult enough without the added confusion that goes with Probate and Estate Administration. Using a solicitor can not only ease the burden of Probate but it can also speed things up and reduce your fees.

As of 22 April 2014, Probate fees have nearly quadrupled. While the cost of a probate application through a solicitor has also increased (from £45 to £155), the cost of a personal application remains significantly higher at £215.

There is also a considerable time difference between going through a solicitor and making a personal application; 98.7 per cent of grants of representation issued to probate practitioners were issued within 7 working days while 97.6 per cent of personal applications were issued within eight weeks.

Linda Cummins, Head of Wills and Probate, comments:

Probate and Estate Administration is a lengthy process and, unfortunately, comes at an already highly emotional time. Our probate services can, however, help lift this burden and by using our experience and expertise we can speed up the whole process and ensure the estate is administered as quickly and as efficiently as possible.”

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Content correct at time of publication
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