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Probate Solicitors Fees

Probate Fees
We can help you through this difficult process by either obtaining the grant for you or assisting you with the full administration of estate.

Costs Information
The fees set out below cover probate work in uncontested cases where all the assets are in the UK. This is intended as a guide as every estate is different and we suggest that you contact our office for an estimate based on your particular circumstances.

Obtaining a Grant only
Where the estate is less than £325,000, and there is no Inheritance Tax (“IHT” – the tax sometimes payable on estates) to pay and HMRC will accept form IHT205, our fee is £1700.00.

Where the estate is greater than £325,000 then IHT issues may arise. Our fees are likely to be in the region of £770.00 – £1770.00.

In simple cases a Grant can be obtained within 4 weeks of receiving your instructions and valuations of the assets and liabilities of the estate from you.

Obtaining a Grant and Administering the Estate

Gross Value                                                                Fixed Fee/Percentage

Up to £100,000                                                         £2,700

Up to £200,000                                                         £4,700

Up to £325,000                                                         £5,700

Between £325,000 and £650,000                         1.75% of gross value

Between £650,000 and £1,000,000                      2% of gross value

Above £1,000,000                                                    1.27% of gross value

Buying a Freehold Property

We have a no add-on Policy at Aletta Shaw so there will be no extra charges at the end of your transactions. Whether you decide to use Aletta Shaw’s Freehold Property Solicitors or another lawyer its always best to check if they have an add-on policy.

Property Value Our Fee
£0 – £200,000.00 £970.00
£201,000.00 – £300,000.00 £1070.00

£301,000.00 – £5,000,000.00

£501,000.00 – 1,000.000.00



£1,000,000.00 + £2,700.00
Leasehold Properties £1570.00


Standard Extra Charges Our Fee
Help to buy ISA (per person) £50.00
Arranging Bank Transfer £30.00
Lifetime ISA (per person) £100.00
Shared Ownership £100.00
New Build £200.00
Right to Buy £100.00


Payments to others
Searches Drainage search fee, Enviro search, Local search (inc VAT)(approx)
Land Charge Search Fee
Land Registry Search Fee
Land Registry Registration Fee (Varies depending on the Value of property)

Selling a Freehold Property

Property Value Our Fee
£0 – £200,000.00 £670.00
£201,000.00 – £500,000.00 £870.00
£501,000.00 – £1,000,000.00 £1270.00
£1,000,000.00 + £2070.00
Leasehold Properties £1070.00
Standard Extra Charges Our Fee
Arranging Bank Transfer £30.00
Payments to others
Land Registry Search Fee


Standard Charges Our Fee
Remortgage £770.00
Remortgage & Transfer Of Equity £970.00


Applications for naturalisation or registration under the British Nationality Act


£770 (This fee excludes)

·       Home Office application fee

Applications on behalf of European Economic Area (EEA) nationals and their family members under the applicable EEA Regulations or Immigration Rules, including applications for permanent residence, residence cards, and registration certificates

£570 (This fee excluded)

·       Home Office application fee

·       Expert/third party reports/letter (if required)




Applications under the Immigration Rules, including:

·       Student and work experience visas


£1270 (This fee excludes)

·       Application fees

·       NHS surcharge

·       Expert/third party reports/letter (if required)

Visit Visas (for tourism, or visiting friends/family

£1270  (This fee excludes)

·       Entry Clearance fee

Spouse and partners applications, including fiancé(e)s or proposed civil

£1470 (This fee excludes)

·       Entry Clearance fee

·       NHS Surcharge

·       Expert/third party reports (if required)

Family application for parents under rights of a British Citizen chi ld/partner 10 year route

£1570 (This fee excludes)

·       Application fee

·       NHS Surcharge

·       Expert/third party reports/letter (if required)

Applications for work, business or study under the Points-Based System

£1570 (This fee excludes)

·       Entry Clearance fee

·       NHS Surcharge

·       Expert/third party reports/letter (if required)

Dependent relative and family reunion applications

£1570  (This fee excludes)

·       Entry Clearance fee

·       NHS Surcharge

·       Expert/third party reports/letter (if required)

·       ancestry visas – £1570

·       this fee excludes

·       Application fee

·       Expert/third party reports/letter (if required)

Long residence applications

£1870 (This fee excludes)

·       Application fee

·       Expert/third party reports/letter (if required)


Fee Earner’s Hourly Rate

Head of Department Partner and Solicitor

Senior Associate Solicitor

Assistant Solicitor

Trainee Solicitor


Legal Assistant







Divorce Proceedings

Uncontested Divorce Proceedings
For Preparation and representation, subject to spouse completing and filing the Acknowledgement of Service at Court within 14 days of receipt.

Includes initial stage of financial provision namely pre – action protocol letter to spouse)


£2,700 – £4,700
Contested Divorce Proceedings
For preparation and representation up to and including the First Court Hearing (Further costs to be advised in accordance with the number of Court hearings and complexity of matter)


£5,700 – £11,700


Disbursements for Divorce


Filing an application for Divorce, Nullity, Civil Partnership of Dissolution

Filing an application for Judicial Separation

Filing an application for a second or subsequent matrimonial or civil partnership with permission granted

Filing an Answer for Contested Divorce

Filing a declaration as to marital status, Parentage, Legitimacy,






Key Stage and Timescales

Uncontested Divorce

Contested Divorce


6 – 12 months

12 – 15 months

Financial Proceedings

For the preparation of a Consent Order or Separation Agreement on basis of terms agreed between the parties


£3,700 – £5,700

For the preparation of a Consent Order following financial disclosure and negotiation of settlement terms, without Court proceedings.


£4,700 – £7,700

Legal fees for acting for you and representing you at Court up to and including the First Directions Appointment Hearing (FDAH)


£4,700 – £7,700

Additional fees after the FDAH and up to and including the Financial Dispute Resolution Appointment Hearing (FDRAH) (The second court hearing)


£2,700 – £6,700

Additional fees after the FDRAH for a further FDRAH/directions hearing


£2,700 – £6,700

Additional fees thereafter, up to and including the Final Hearing


£10,700 – £14,700
Should complexities arise / information comes to light which is not known at the time these estimates are provided, fees may be higher


Disbursements for financial applications




Application by Consent for a Financial Order


Application for a Financial Order, other than by consent


Application to issue Enforcement proceedings




Amount (no vat payable)








Maintenance Pending Suit (MPS) Applications


Preparation and attendance at hearing


Additional fees if a second court hearing is required





£3,700 – £5,700


£3,700 – £5,700 pl

Disbursements for MPS Applications




Application fee


Representation fees





£255 (no vat payable)


£570 – £1,070 per hearing



Key Stage and Timescale


Financial Proceedings






6 – 12 months


3 – 6 months


Children Proceedings

Children matter including one Court hearing


£2,700 to £5,700

Additional legal fees if there is a dispute about where children are to live and/or how much time they are to spend with the non-resident parent and the case proceeds to a further directions hearing.


£3,700 to £7,700

Legal fees for further directions hearings.


£2,700 to £3,700 per additional hearing

Additional legal fees if the matter proceeds to a Final Fact Finding Hearing.


£9,700 to £15,700

Should complexities arise or if information comes to light which is not known at the time these estimates are provided to you, our legal fees may be higher, as set out in the adjacent box.


In excess of £27,000

Disbursements for Children Proceedings




Application for a Section 8 Order, namely a Prohibited Steps Order, a Specific Issue Order or a Child Arrangements Order, with the exception of applications for care and supervision


Applications for breach of or for revocation of an Enforcement Order


Disbursements for Expert’s Reports/Police Statements/etc


Representation Fees







£215 (no VAT payable)






£95 (no VAT payable)



To Be Advised



£570 to £1,070 per hearing


Domestic Violence Matters

In domestic violence injunctions, up to and including the initial Court Hearing only.


£2,700 to £4,700

Additional legal fees if a second Court Hearing is required.


£3,700 to £6,700

Additional legal fees if further Court hearings are required and directions need to be complied with.


£4,700 to £10,700

Disbursements for Domestic Violence Matters




Disbursements for Expert’s Reports/Police Statements/etc


Representation Fees






To be Advised



£570 to £1,070  per hearing



Fees – typically between £ 6,700 to £ 13,700 depending on the complexity of the matter.


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as barrister’s fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Counsel’s fees estimated between £1,070 to £2,700 per day (depending on experience of the advocate) for attending a Tribunal Hearing (including preparation).

Exclusions and Factors Which May Make a Case More Complex

In the event that the issues become more complex, we will make sure you are informed of this at the earliest opportunity and a clear estimate of those extra costs will be provided.

Factors that may lead to an increase in cost include:

  • If it is necessary to make an application to amend your claim or to provide further information about an existing claim
  • Making or defending a costs application
  • Complex preliminary issues such as whether you have a disability (if this is not agreed by the parties)
  • The number of witnesses and documents
  • If it is an automatic unfair dismissal claim e.g. if you are dismissed after blowing the whistle on your employer
  • If there are allegations of discrimination linked to the dismissal

Time Scales

The time that it takes from taking your initial instructions to the final resolution of your matter depends largely on the stage at which your case is resolved.

If a settlement is reached during pre-claim conciliation, your case is likely to take 4-10 weeks. If your claim proceeds to a Final Hearing, your case is likely to take 20-50 weeks.

This is just an estimate and we will of course be able to give you a more accurate timescale once we have more information and as the matter progresses.

Key Milestones

There are key milestones, which may vary according to individual circumstances. They may be as follows:

  • Taking your initial instructions, reviewing the papers and advising you on merits and likely compensation (this is likely to be revisited throughout the matter and subject to change)
  • Entering into pre-claim conciliation where this is mandatory to explore whether a settlement can be reached;
  • Preparing your claim
  • Reviewing and advising on the response from other party
  • Exploring settlement and negotiating settlement throughout the process
  • Preparing or considering a schedule of loss
  • Preparing for (and attending) a Preliminary Hearing
  • Exchanging documents with the other party and agreeing a bundle of documents
  • Taking witness statements, drafting statements and agreeing their content with witnesses
  • Preparing bundle of documents
  • Reviewing and advising on the other party’s witness statements
  • Agreeing a list of issues, a chronology and/or cast list
  • Preparation and attendance at Final Hearing, including instructions to Counsel

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Zeynep Polat


M Reza Bahrami

Reza completed his law degree at Southampton University and completed his Legal Practice and Master degree Course at the BPP Bristol. I joined Simon Noble Solicitors in September 2021 as a Caseworker and waiting to start and completed his training contract in the Conveyancing, Criminal, Commercial and Civil Litigation Department.

Yousif Naji

Trainee Solicitor

Yousif has recently finished his PSC Course at BPP University, Yousif's main speciality is Property law, General Litigation, Employment law and Family law. Yousif has acted for many high net worth clients in the past and has wealth of experience in dealing with complex property matters.

Yousif's hobbies includes, running, playing football, and swimming. Yousif also enjoys cooking many Indian and Middle Eastern dishes.

Elizabeth Ajayi


Tomas Hassan


Pawez Sairally


Etim Ikpedighe


Simon John Noble


Solicitor. County Councillor Garstang 93 – 01. OU. Advanced diver.

Sena Frimpong


Sena Frimpong holds a Degree in Law, LLB (hons) and is a member of Lincoln's Inn.

Sena Fis a Barrister at Simon Noble Solicitors. He was called to the Bar in 2009 and now practices in all of the major areas of civil litigation, housing and property law, judicial process.

Sena also provides pro-bono work for low income clients who are in housing need.

Cosmas Offor


Cosmas joined Simon Noble Solicitors as a Paralegal in May 2020 and subsequently started his Training Contract in November 2020. His day-to-day work includes researching different areas of law, preparing documents; responding to clients queries, and meeting with clients in the office.

Before joining the firm, Cosmas had worked for Citizens Advice Bureau offering advice, on a pro-bono basis, with particular emphasis on victims of domestic abuse. He also advised people on benefits, and how to make benefit applications and appeals.

Together with his legal qualifications, Cosmas holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and Management.

Outside of work, Cosmas enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, creating good memories. Cosmas is a keen traveller, who loves to travel and experience the world and all its different cultures. He likes to play seven aside football to keep fit.

Erdem Duven


Following his graduation from the University of Leicester in July 2018, Erdem began work experience at Simon Noble Solicitors in November 2019. Erdem commenced to a Paralegal role in the company in March 2020 and since May 2021, Erdem has successfully become the Office Manager of our North London Branch in Enfield.

Working closely with Denis Tufour and all the Solicitors in the firm, Erdem’s main areas of expertise are Conveyancing, Civil Litigation, Commercial and Wills and Probate cases. He enjoys the fast-paced nature of these areas of law, in addition to the day-to-day client contact the role brings.

As the Office Manager at Simon Noble Solicitors, Erdem ultimately understands that client communication and satisfaction is crucial. Taking this into consideration, Erdem is always approachable and professional, as he prides himself on being down to earth.

Erdem is the first SQE candidate at Simon Noble Solicitors and is aspiring to become a Solicitor at Simon Noble Solicitors. Away from work, Erdem has a passion for football, gym and swimming.

Mohammed Mazumder


Mr Mazumder has a substantial following of clients covering diverse sectors such as Commercial and Residential conveyancing, Litigation, Immigration & Asylum, including the Judicial Review, Family law, and Health and Safety law.

Mr Mazumder qualified as an Advocate in Bangladesh in 1993 and qualified as a Solicitor in England and Wales 2012. He was admitted as a qualified Solicitor by the Law Society of the Republic of Ireland in 2017. His experience includes working as a solicitor for Diamond Solicitors, E1 Solicitors, AK Solicitors, and as head of the Commercial Property and Immigration Team.

William Brown


Prior to Joining Simon Noble Solicitors in October 2020 as a Consultant, he worked with a firm in London for 12 years. He manages a diverse caseload of transactional and strategic advisory work including freehold and leasehold acquisition and disposal, re-mortgages, bridging loans and secured lending, auction sale and purchase, leasehold enfranchisement, and landlord and tenant work.

William prides himself in collaborating with his clients to achieve their goals by providing pragmatic, efficient and cost-effective solutions to legal issues. Most of his work comes from repeat clients and recommendations.

William takes inspiration from the quote limits, like fears are often just an illusion. He lives in Kent but is able to act for clients anywhere in the UK and abroad.

Shane Ravson


Shane is a solicitor specialising in commercial and corporate work, litigation, property conveyancing, family law, landlord and tenant matters, employment law and provides advocacy representing the clients in the court hearings. He advises on a broad range of matters to domestic and international individuals, worldwide businesses, and private equity investors.

Shane holds numerous qualifications, including a Master of Laws (LLM) in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Law, Graduate Diploma in Law from the University of Law, Master of Science (MSc) in International Finance from the University of Westminster, and two accountancy qualifications.

As part of giving back to the community and charity work, Shane provides pro-bono (free of charge) legal services to low-income families and individuals, and struggling small businesses. In addition, he sponsors annual community fundraising and social charity events and makes regular donations to good causes.

Shane has excellent IT and software skills. He likes playing chess, gym workouts, professional photography, and travelling.

Lucy Osafo


Following completion of a Law degree and LLP course at Cardiff University, Lucy practiced a variety of law within the social welfare and debt fields, following which she developed a specialism in Family Law. Now based in London, Lucy assists clients with all family matters at Simon Noble Solicitors.

Cecilia Monaheng-Tufour


Cecilia is a Solicitor and Partner of Simon Noble Solicitors , Cecilia holds a Master Degree in Legal Practice and practices in areas such as private client, Landlord and Tenant, Property Law, Corporate and Commercial law.

Cecilia also oversees our HR department; she provides strategic and operational HR advice and manages the recruitment and selection process within Simon Noble Solicitors. Cecilia has over 10 years experience in management.