Probate Fees 2019 and 2020 update.
Following proposals last November to increase probate fees, this week Justice Secretary Robert Buckland abolished the planned increases.
Probate fees are currently:
£215 for individuals
£155 if applications are made via a Solicitor.
Under the proposed new system, Probate fees would have been calculated according to the value of the estate. This meant that fees could potentially have ranged from £250 to nearer £6,000.
Buckland acknowledged that fees were important to fund the probate court system; however he explained that fees needed to be fair and proportionate and emphasised the need for a wider review before any changes to court fees are decided.