The Stan Lee

Probate and Estate Services

“You may face complex probate when you have lost your loved one”

You may require Probate and Inheritance Tax (IHT) when someone dies, which could be a complex and lengthy process. You may need a professional to help and get matters sorted smoothly. Stan Lee Probate Limited, a CILEX-ACCA Probate firm is authorised and regulated by CILEx Regulation for your non-contentious Probate service here in England and Wales. Stan Lee Accountancy Ltd, an ACCA registered accountancy firm provides estate administration services including IHT. Both firms are covered by our professional indemnity insurance. We try our best to have one step less stress in your distressing experience.

You have several steps for the whole process of Probate and Estate matters that starts from: (a) the immediate post-death affairs, (b) estate valuation (c) IHT return (d) grant application and ending with (e) estate administration (post-grant).   

How we can help for the Probate and Estate Affairs…

  • Advice on drafting a will with review (please note that we do not provide will writing services)
  • Helping out how to find the will
  • Applying for the grant of representation
  • Liaising with HMRC for Inheritance Tax (IHT) purpose
  • Administrating the estate
  • Assistance to the executor(s) and acting as an executor (if you require)
  • Preparing estate accounts
  • Distributing the assets to the beneficiaries.

Our fees are for the Grant of Probate (a) IHT205; £1,000-£1,500 and (b) IHT400; £2,500-£3,000 that not subject to VAT. However, the fees for other services related to estates will be based on the estates value (usually 2%-5%) and will be confirmed in our fee quote that subject to VAT. Please note that our fees exclude any disbursements where applicable and details of disbursement will be advised at the initial stage of our engagement. 

At The Stan Lee, our aim is to provide the complete support on your probate affairs and to do so we may use outsourcing in some points (for instance; complex tax planning, estate valuation and others). For further information about The Stan Lee and find out how we can help on your Probate and IHT affairs, please contact us and we love to hear from you.