Probate fees to rise in May 2024

The fee for applying for a Grant of Probate in England and Wales is set to rise in May 2024.

Currently, it costs £273 per application as per The Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2004. The proposed new rate is £300. The change to the probate fee follows a government consultation paper published in November on “Implementing increases to selected court and tribunal fees”.

Kings Court Trust’s new blog covers:

  • The response to this government consultation
  • The wait times at the Probate Registry and the inquiry into their service
  • How the fee increase will affect the probate service

Read Kings Court Trust’s blog.

Kings Court Trust is an award-winning estate administration provider that takes care of the practicalities after death. Their full suite of estate administration solutions is designed to support all families. By providing free, practical advice on the next steps following a bereavement, they can support your clients and add value to your business.

  • Regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (ICAEW)
  • Trusted provider of estate administration for large UK-listed companies
  • Offer a generous referral fee for referrals that result in business
  • Provide access to a unique portal for support and updates on cases
  • Fixed and transparent pricing
  • Free, secure document storage for important client documents
  • In-house legal and tax experts to advise on any situation

The Kings Court Trust partnership model is also geared towards the introduction of potential new clients. Provided that consent is given by the beneficiaries of an estate, they’ll introduce them back to your business to help you grow your client base.

If you have any questions about probate, estate administration, or how you can work in partnership with Kings Court Trust, call them on 0333 207 5470 or email

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