Posted by Carla Keen, Solicitor
Probate fees set to increase in April 2019 to fund courts service
The Government has announced plans to introduce a new fee structure for probate fees. This will see estates valued at more than £2m pay a fee of £6,000, a rise of 3,771% on current charges. This increase has been controversial in many ways not least the view that the charges have gone from being an administrative charge for a service to a ‘stealth tax’ that subsidises other areas of the courts system.