Non-Contentious Probate Fees
Non-Contentious Probate Fees

The following Wills & Probate guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Non-Contentious Probate Fees

On 22 April 2014, the fees for non-contentious probate applications as set out in the table in Schedule 1 to the Non-Contentious Probate Fees Order 2004 (NCPFO 2004), SI 2004/3120 were amended by the Non-Contentious Probate Fees (Amendment) Order 2014 (NCPF(A)O 2014), SI 2014/876, further to a review of fees across the civil court system.

According to the Explanatory Memorandum to the NCPF(A)O 2014, the dramatic increase in the fee for an application for a grant of probate from £45 to £155 was aimed at ensuring the recovery of the full cost of the service being provided. The other changes were intended to ensure that the fees for similar processes across all courts were aligned to provide greater clari