Crompton Halliwell

Probate and Administration of Estates

Probate and Estate Fee Guide

Example Criteria

Inheritance Tax

Multiple numbers of bank accounts, share transactions, properties, investments and pensions or Crompton Halliwell are named as executor

Legal Fees

£750 - £1000 (+VAT)

£200 per hour (+VAT)

Plus 1% of the gross value of the estate (+VAT)

Additional Fees


Probate court fee - £273

Land Registry searches - £3 - £9  

Electronic funds transfer fee up to £40 (+VAT) per payment

Oath fee - £7 - £35

Probate court fee - £273

Land Registry searches - £3 - £9

Electronic funds transfer fee up to £40 (+VAT) per payment

Oath fee - £7 - £35



Grant of Probate 8-12 weeks

Distribution within 12 months

Grant of Probate up to 26 weeks

Distribution within 24 months

Please note that the sale of property will be dealt with and billed separately by one of our conveyancing team.

VAT is charged where indicated at the current rate of 20%.

For more information contact our office and speak with a member of our Probate team on 0161 797 9222. 


Buying or selling a property can be a stressful and extremely time consuming experience. Our team help provide clients with clear and easy to understand information.


The role of an Executor can be daunting as an Executor is the only person who is entitled to administer an estate. The Executor is held personally liable for any mistakes made.


Wills are very important and without one you have little control of how your estate is distributed when you die. Making a Will lets you distribute your money and possessions how you wish.

Power of Attorney

A Lasting Power of Attorney is a legally binding document which enables you to choose a person or persons, that you trust, to deal with your affairs in the future should you become either physically or mentally incapable.


A Trust is a vehicle used to enable a chosen, trusted person (Trustee) to hold an asset in their protection for the benefit of another. Trusts can be complex , we therefore recommend you seek advice from our team of highly trained experts.

Employment Law

If a relationship between employee and employer breaks down, one solution is to enter into a 'Settlement Agreement'. This is a legally binding agreement that allows the employee to gain an agreed tax free lump sum whilst in return agreeing not to proceed with their case.

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