Update on the proposed probate court fee increase

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I am very pleased to read that the government has abandoned plans to increase the probate court fee.

As has been argued for months, to apply a fee on a sliding scale commensurate with the value of the estate is inherently unfair when the actual application process is the same for all estates irrespective of the figures printed at the bottom of the grant.

It will be interesting to see what proposals are instead put forward as part of the 'wider review'.


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