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Probate Packages

Grant of Probate

Good for Simple probate and if you are confident with the rest of the process.

Additional fee for probate and other disbursements payable.

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Full Probate Service

Full probate service included. Great for a complicated estate and if you are worried that a mistake might cause unforeseen issues.

Additional fee for probate and other disbursements payable.

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Probate Services Specialist

We are a crib to death service, advising on accounts, tax and succession.

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Grant of Probate
Estate Accounts

Wills & Trusts

Simple Wills
Mirror Wills
Discretionary Trusts
Other Trusts

Tax Planning

Expatriate Tax
Inheritance Tax (IHT)
Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
Succession planning


Estate planning

Tax Planning
Estate Administration
Estate Accounts

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Accounts . Tax . Wills . Probate

A One Stop For Accounting Needs

Probate matters at the death of loved ones is complicated, hiring a professional such as ourselves will be a huge relieve and will take your worries away.

We as chartered accountants are experts in not only completing the inheritance tax form and computations or completing the probate forms; but can also provide inheritance advisory or planning during lifetime so you can make relevant decisions.

So why chartered accountants? Our expertise in accounting, management and taxation including inheritance tax and capital gains tax means that completing inheritance tax computation/forms and probate matters are a natural extension to our service.

During the lifetime we have close working relationship with clients that enable us to proactively advise and understand their business, estate and tax matters which makes your life simpler. Other professionals may in the background, hire a chartered Accountant thus adding to your cost.

Our tax consulting background enable us to find best possible ways to minimise capital gains tax and inheritance tax suffered by the estate.

we can deal with your probate matters such as grant of probate/ grant of representation and estate administration and submit relevant tax returns.

It is all made too simple for you and our business connections allow us to even get a funeral care for your loved ones.

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Why us.

Chartered Accountants

Licensed by world’s top accountancy bodies. ICAEW & ACCA firm.

Expert Staff

For Accounts production – VAT – Tax Returns – Tax Advisory


Licensed to provide Legal services for Probate.

Drafting Wills

Experts in Will Writing.

Regular Reminders

Timely reminders and updates from our staff provide key information to businesses.

Digital & Cloud

We are up to date with modern changes but still keeping traditional client base comfortable.


Diversity Survey Evaluation

Harkia Accountants Ltd has conducted a diversity survey, the purpose being to gather evidence to encourage a strong, independent, and diverse workforce.

In 2022 50% of the staff members were female, and 50% were male.

Probate Fees

Fees to undertaking probate services are typically quoted and charged on a fixed fee basis. However, fees for dealing with an estate tend to vary depending on the estate’s complexity.

There are very ifs and buts that may affect the fees. Some are as follows;

  1. Whether there is a surviving spouse or civil partner
  2. If there is a Will and its whereabouts are unknown
  3. Are there any executors to the Will, and if so, how many are there
  4. If the deceased granted a power of attorney to anyone
  5. If anyone was financially supported by the deceased at the time of their death
  6. How many beneficiaries are there
  7. The type and number of any bank or building society accounts
  8. Whether there are any private pension arrangements
  9. Whether there are any securities such as gifts, bonds or unit trusts
  10. If there are any assets held offshore
  11. The value of any property and its occupation
  12. Whether the estate is taxable
  13. The value of any gifts given within seven years before the death of the deceased
  14. If separate probate will be required to administer assets held overseas in a foreign jurisdiction

Our fees for administering the estate of a deceased and assisting with probate are in the region of £1,500 plus VAT to £25,000 plus VAT.

Our probate team members’ hourly rates are as follows:

  • Probate Partner: £400 plus VAT
  • Practice Manager: £225 plus VAT
  • Tax Assistant: £110 plus VAT

Probate Services

We have three types of Probate Services

  • Option A Full Service

Under this option, we will provide the full service from start to finish, including registering the death and distributing the assets to the beneficiaries.

  1. Registering the death
  2. Locating the copy of the Will
  3. Identifying the beneficiaries under the Will or intestacy
  4. Obtaining the details of the deceased assets and liabilities
  5. Identifying any gifts made by the deceased in the last seven years
  6. Preparation and submission of the Inheritance Tax return and settling any liability due.
  7. Applying for the Grant of Probate where there is a valid Will or Letters of Administration in the absence of a Will.
  8. Finalisation of the deceased’s personal tax affairs up to the date of death, including the submission of any outstanding self-assessment tax returns.
  9. Calculate any income tax or capital gains tax liabilities due for the administration period.
  10. Preparing estate accounts and providing copies to beneficiaries.
  11. Making distributions to beneficiaries.
  • Option B Partial service

Under this option, we will provide the services which you want us to do. If you like us to do;

  1. Preparing and submission of IHT forms, or
  2. Getting a grant of probate, or
  3. Finalisation of the deceased’s personal tax affairs up to the date of death, including the submission of any outstanding self-assessment tax returns

ICAEW Compensation Fund

Our regulator, the ICAEW, has established a Probate Compensation Scheme to accord with the requirements of the Legal Services Act 2007.

Harkia Chartered Accountants pay an annual levy to ICAEW to assist in funding this scheme.

The scheme is intended to compensate individuals and SMEs for loss suffered as a consequence of:

  • fraud or other dishonesty by the accredited probate firm in conducting authorised work (ie, probate and estate administration); or
  • a failure by the accredited probate firm to account for monies received in the course of authorised work.

Complaints in Relation to Probate Clients

We aim to provide a high-quality service at all times. Therefore, if you would like to discuss how our service could be improved or if you are dissatisfied with the service you are receiving, please let us know by contacting Hussain Hammad.

If you are unhappy with anything, you must inform us by telephone or email. Most of our complaints are handled at this stage. However, if you are still dissatisfied and your complaint isn’t resolved, you must write or email us formally addressing it to Mr Hussain Hammad. Mr Hammad will thoroughly review your matter and complaint. Mr Hammad will respond to your complaint within 20 working days after it is sent to Mr Hammad.

We undertake to look into any complaint carefully and promptly and to do all we can to explain the position to you. However, if we do not answer your complaint to your satisfaction, you may take up the matter with ICAEW, our regulator and their complaint process is explained on their website at or to the Legal Ombudsman.

Probate Accreditation

Harkia Accountants Ltd is authorised and regulated to provide Probate services by the ICAEW, and Harkia Accountants Ltd holds an appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance (PII) for probate services. Details of PII will be provided on request.

A One Stop

Accounts . Tax . Wills . Probate . Trusts

Having a local probate specialist in Leytonstone London who can deal with Business matters such as Accounts, Tax, and VAT and can also advise for succession planning to protect your loved ones is a rare mix.

We are Chartered Accountants in London authorised for probate services as well.

We are experienced in Will writing and advising on matters of key importance that could have your loved ones in limbo if not considered.

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