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  • Overview

    What is the grant-only service?

    You do the bulk of the work and the probate solicitor completes the inheritance tax forms, prepares the oath and extract the grant from the probate registry. In taxable estates the probate solicitor will also calculate the inheritance tax payable.

    When to choose the grant-only service

    If the estate is straightforward, you may want to carry out more of the work yourself and use a probate solicitor just to help you with your application for a Grant and preparation of the relevant inheritance tax forms and tax calculations.  For example, where there are not many assets (e.g. a house and a bank account).  The value of the assets is irrelevant as long as the estate is not complex.

    The benefits of using a probate lawyer

    A probate solicitor can easily assess what level of information is required and complete the relevant documents quickly. Getting a probate solicitor to apply for your Grant of Representation:

    • Unlocks the assets more quickly
    • Is less time-consuming than a personal application
    • Brings expertise when dealing with estates including farms and business assets.

    How much does it cost?

    Probate costs are relatively low for a Grant-only Service. We offer a fixed fee service giving you certainty on your costs from the outset.

    How long does it take?

    If the entire estate is passing to the surviving spouse and it is relatively straightforward, it is usually possible to get a grant of representation faster.  Call us and ask if our express probate service is suitable for your circumstances.

    Other probate services

    If you want more support from a probate solicitor, find out about Full Estate Administration and our Executor Support Service.

    Free initial telephone consultation

    If you would like one of our tem to discuss your needs and options please complete this short probate questionnaire and we’ll contact you

  • Latest Updates

    Making use of the Residence Nil Rate Band

    The Residence Nil Rate Band (RNRB) has been recently introduced and is only able to be claimed on estates where the deceased has died on or after 6 April 2017. The RNRB increases the amount which can pass free of Inheritance Tax on the death.

    Independent administrator service

    Independent administration is a service solicitors and families can use when there are recalcitrant executors, intractable differences of opinion or contested wills combined with a need to protect an element or the whole of a deceased’s estate.

    Top 25 Private Client Law Firm

    We are pleased to announce that we have again been awarded the accolade of eprivateclient’s Top 25 Private Client Law Firms for 2015.

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I was satisfied with the efficiency and warmth of the service Kirsty provided.


Kirstie Hancock listened to me and if it was not possible to do what I wanted explained why I could not do it and offered a solution. Pleasant, helpful and informative service.


Thomson Snell & Passmore provides ‘an outstanding level of service’.

The Legal 500 2014

Clients note the firm’s ‘very reasonable costs’.

The Legal 500 2013

I cannot speak too highly of the care, attention and sympathy that I have received.


The whole process was made very simple.


Very sympathetic and understanding during a very difficult period of my life.


Initial contact was made at a time of great stress and I was glad to 'hand over' some of my concerns to TS&P. Their expertise and consideration has been a comfort in a time of continual stress. Thank you.”


Helpful, committed and responsive, who do a great job and treat their clients well.

Chambers UK

Sue, thank you for the hard work you have put into concluding mum's estate.  Thomson Snell & Passmore had been my parent's solicitors for decard. You served them well!


Sue, we as a family sincerely appreciate your strong efforts, together with all of your Team, to assist us through this very trying process and must say a big Thank you.  Personally I am exhausted yet realise that I could not have achieved a final result without your professional and caring support.


Clearly explained what was being done at every stage


Efficient, effective and friendly helpful.


Sarah responded quickly and offered me sensible solution, and covered all the loop holes.


Everyone has been extremely supportive throughout all the stages.


As well as being highly efficient, great sensitivity has been evident during very emotional times.


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