Probate Fee Increase

The Complex Procedure of Applying for Probate

From the 26 January 2022 the fee for probate applications in England and Wales will increase to £273 for both professional and personal applications. The Ministry of Justice estimates that the additional average annual cost to the court users from the fee increase is about £20 million, all of which will go to HMCTS.

Currently the application is lower for professional applications. The government’s plan to equalise fees for all applicants was announced in July 2021. The reasoning for the change is that all users should pay the same fee for the same service. The new single fee is set to cover the costs of delivery without making a profit.

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To ensure your probate application is prepared correctly by a qualified professional, please get in touch with Private Client team. Call us on 01323 727321, visit our website or email us on We offer appointments at any of our offices in Eastbourne, Meads, Polegate or Hailsham.

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Please note the above is for information purposes only and is intended to be a short summary.  It should not be treated as a comprehensive guide and should not be acted on without qualified legal advice.