Probate

Latest news on developments in probate, together with guides and information for those handling probate for a loved one or considering using our probate services.

Planned rise in probate fees shelved

Probate fee rise

The controversial plans to raise the fees payable on making a grant of probate have been shelved, ahead of the general election. These may be revisited in the future.

Triple finance blow for those grieving

Probate services

Changes to Bereavement Payments, Widowed Parent’s Allowance and Bereavement Allowance are the latest in a number of measures that target those already struggling to cope with both their grief and the financial impact of losing their partner.

Probate fee hike to go ahead

Refund

The Ministry of Justice has confirmed that the Government’s plans to increase non-contentious probate fees from May 2017 will go ahead.