Probate can be an expensive and frustrating process.
Use The Probate Department and we promise it will be less expensive and less frustrating! The number? Call us on 01323 406299 for information on how we work and our modest fees. If you prefer to email, there is a form below. We are very friendly, but we have got a bit fed up with giving thirty or forty solicitors Probate Registry phone numbers every single day!!
Our office is open 9-5 Monday to Friday – if we aren’t able to answer the phone, please leave a message. Enquiries using the form below will often be answered outside of office hours as we can pick them up remotely.
Why use The Probate Department?
We were founded to help people avoid the substantial probate fees levied by banks and some solicitors who quite legally charge “responsibility allowances” on top of their normal hourly rate, which is often twice ours. The responsibility allowance means you can be charged 1,000 times as much for dealing with the exact same bank account if it has £10,000 in it rather than £10. Some examples of the EXTRA cost of the “responsibility allowance” might be:
- 18p extra on the £10 account. So what, you might say.
- £180 EXTRA on the £10,000 account. Ouch.
- And a mind boggling £1,800 EXTRA for the same account with £100,000 in it! That could be more than the fee for dealing with the whole of the estate with us.
- For an account with £1,000,000 you could be looking at a extra on the bill of £18,000 – a years salary for many people! And it didn’t necessarily take even 5 minutes longer to deal with it.
We can help you as much or as little as you wish – at a fraction of the cost of most firms, so why not contact us today?
We do NOT charge a Responsibility Allowance
Probate at sensible fees.
The Probate Department Ltd, Solicitors 2 The Triangle, Willingdon Eastbourne BN20 9PJ and also at 2 Hankham St, Hankham, Pevensey BN24 5BG.
A private limited company registered in England number: 07682081