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  • Writer's pictureEmma Aslett

Court Fees 2024

From 01 May 2024, Court fees are increasing by an estimated 10%.


For my clients, it is an increase to the probate application fee of £273 to £300. Only in January 2022 had the fee increased to £273, and here we go again.


Whilst the fee can be recoverable from the estate, it is still money taken from the pocket of the beneficiaries. (Note that only estates of over £5,000 will be subject to an application fee).


It has been said that the reason for the fee increase was “an intention to recover the cost to HMCTS of providing its services from those users who are able to afford a fee… and to contribute toward improving service delivery”.


Unfortunately, despite the application fee again rising, the delays at the probate registry are great.


Let’s see if there is any improvement…


Emma Aslett



0207 183 4595


The information provided in this article is not intended to constitute professional advice and you should take full and comprehensive legal, accountancy or financial advice as appropriate on your individual circumstances by a fully qualified Solicitor, Accountant or Financial Advisor/Mortgage Broker before you embark on any course of action.

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