top of page


When a person passes away, it can often be a very distressing time. Austin & Carnley’s sympathetic and practical help will guide you through the probate and estate administration process. We can handle all the necessary legal and financial requirements of collecting and distributing assets after paying off any outstanding debts. The amount you pay includes the fee for our work and any necessary payments we will make to third parties on your behalf, which are associated with probate applications and estate administration.

Two key factors are whether you require us to undertake just the probate application, or if you need us to carry out further work, such as paying bills and legacies and notifying third parties. 

An initial conversation with one of our experts gives us an opportunity to ask the right questions. To discuss your situation in complete confidence, please call our office on 01525 372140.

For non taxable estates our fees range from £1500 to £10000 plus VAT at 20% and disbursements. For taxable estates our fees range from £5000 to £15000 plus VAT at 20% 




Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process. This includes the following:

In addition to the above would be any tax payments, such as Inheritance Tax, Income Tax and Capital Gains Tax.  




Deborah Neiteler, Partner and Head of Private Client Department.  Click here to see Debbie’s profile. 

bottom of page