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Probate Court Fees - Will these soon substantially increase?

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The Ministry of Justice is proposing to substantially increase Probate Court fees.

The present fee, whatever the value of the Estate, is £155.00 if made by a Solicitor and £215 if made by an individual.  If the new fees are agreed then for an average Estate of between £300,000 to £500,000 the Probate Court Fee will rise to £1,000.

The increase in court fees are, apparently, to assist HM Courts and Tribunal Service move from a paper based system to a more friendly online system.