Probate & estate administration

Fees payable on the application for a grant of probate

At the end of February 2017, a new proposal was issued relating to the fees payable on the application for a grant of probate in an individual’s estate. The announcement of the new fee scale was greeted by a (understandable) chorus of disapproval from both lawyers and consumer groups who dubbed it an unfair death tax as it would mean huge increases for many.

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