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Have I been overcharged for during probate or inheritance claim fees?

Has your solicitor overcharged you for probate or inheritance claim fees?

Keeping track of legal fees during probate or inheritance claims can be very difficult at what is already a traumatic time.

Often you will have little knowledge of the level of fees that are being incurred as the matter progresses and, even if you do, unless you are a sole executor it may be difficult to know what to do about it. In the majority of cases you will not see the extent of the charges until administration of the estate is finished, and at that point it may seem either too late, or too difficult to scrutinise what has been charged and why.

You are however entitled to a detailed bill in order to check the legal fees that have been charged to the estate and, subject to certain time limits, there is statutory provision under the Solicitors Act 1974 for the court to determine what amount the solicitors ought to have charged.

You can see some of the wins that we have had in probate cases here.

We can act either on an hourly rate or a “no win, no fee” basis depending on the particular circumstances.

If you would like us to check your legal fees please email us via or complete the form below:

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We have dealt with costs arising from almost every legal specialism.

We have conducted cases challenging solicitor's costs at all levels up to and including the Court of Appeal.

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