Our firm's costs are calculated on a time basis and the average costs are £2,000.00-£10,000.00 plus VAT at 20% and disbursements. The solicitor's charge-out rate is £250.00 plus VAT at 20%. The disbursements include court fees of £155.00 for a probate professional, and other costs and expenses paid to third parties, for example barrister's fees. Court fees do not attract VAT but expenses paid to third parties may attract VAT at 20%.

The timescales for obtaining a grant of representation and the final distribution of the estate can vary from three months to a year or longer depending on the size and complexity of the estate, and we are also dependent on the Probate registry and HMRC where Inheritance Tax is payable or refundable.

The legal services provided extend from obtaining a grant of representation to the distribution of the estate.

All legal work is undertaken by a solicitor who is a member of the Society and Trusts Estate Practitioners which is an international body.

Walker & Walker Solicitors

35 High Street
Kent TN13 1JD

T 01732 450699


Brian Walker

Marlene Walker