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Supreme Court (Non-Contentious Probate) Fees Order (Northern Ireland) 1996

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ItemFee £Document to be endorsed

Application for grant: general

1.  On an application for a grant (or for resealing a grant) other than an application to which Fee No. 3 applies:—

(a)if the assessed value does not exceed £10,000

No Fee
  • exceeds £10,000 but does not exceed £25,000

  • exceeds £25,000 but does not exceed £40,000

  • exceeds £40,000 but does not exceed £70,000

  • exceeds £70,000 but does not exceed £100,000

  • exceeds £100,000 but does not exceed £200,000

£400·00The requisition

(b)if the assessed value exceeds £200,000

  • and, for every additional £100,000 or part thereof a further fee of

£65·00The requisition

Personal application fee

2.  On an application for a grant by a personal applicant (or for resealing such a grant if the application is prepared in the Probate and Matrimonial Office), save where Fee No. 3(a) is payable, in addition to any other fee for each £1,000 or part thereof

£6·00The requisition

Special applications

3.  On an application for:—

(a)a grant in respect of an estate exempt from estate duty under section 71 of the Finance Act 1952(1), from capital transfer tax by virtue of paragraph 1 of Schedule 7 to the Finance Act 1975(2) or from inheritance tax by virtue of section 154 of the Inheritance Tax Act 1984 (exemption for members of the armed forces, etc.);

(b)a grant limited to trust property;

(c)a duplicate grant;

(d)any second or subsequent grant (including one following a revoked grant) in respect of the same deceased person, other than a grant preceded only by a grant limited to trust property or to a part of the estate

£8·00The requisition

Alteration in grants, etc.

4.  For making any notation on or amendment to the grant and record after issue, or impounding or revoking a grant, appointing a guardian or an administrator in cases of mental or physical incapacity or releasing an impounded grant inclusive of filing any document, or preparing any memorandum under the Inheritance (Provisions for Family and Dependants) (Northern Ireland) Order 1979(3)

£8·00The requisition


5.  For the entry or the extension of a caveat or for a warning to a caveat

£15·00The filed copy

Deposit of wills

6.  On depositing a will for safe custody in the Probate and Matrimonial Office or any branch office

£6·00The requisition


7.  For a search for a grant on behalf of the party applying (whether in person or by letter):—

(a)the first 10 years or part thereof searched

£5·00The requisition

(b)for every additional year searched

£3·00The requisition


8.  On inspection of office records, an original will or any other document, including a copy of a will

£5·00The requisition

Copies of documents

9.—(a) for a copy of all or part of any document, whether or not issued as an office copy, for each page


(b)for a certified copy of any document per page


(c)for a sealed and certified copy of any document per page


(d)for an exemplification of a copy signed by the master and countersigned by the Lord Chief Justice, including the fees for preparing the necessary documents

£25·00The requisition

Postal application for copy of will or grant

10.  For handling a postal application for a copy of a will or grant, in respect of each estate

£5·00The requisition

Oaths and guarantees

11.  Save in a personal application for a grant:—

(a)for administering an oath, for each depondent to each affidavit


(b)for marking each exhibit


(c)for superintending an attesting execution of a guarantee for each surety

£5·00The requisition

Production of document, etc.

12.  On an application for the production of records or documents to be given in evidence:—

(a)where the records or documents are sent by post, for each document


(b)where an officer is required to produce the records or documents in court


(i)for every hour or part thereof that he is necessarily absent from his office

£25·00The requisition

(ii)his reasonable expenses of attendance Provided that the officer may require—

(1)a deposit of money on account of any further fees and a deposit of money on account of any further expenses which may probably become payable beyond the amount paid for fees and expenses on the application, receipt of which shall be marked on the application;

(2)an undertaking in writing to pay any further fees and expenses which may become payable beyond the amounts so paid and deposited.

Settling documents

13.  For perusing and settling citations, advertisements, oaths, affidavits or other documents, for each document settled

£25·00The requisition

Postal application for a grant

14.  For receiving an application for a grant through the post and for correspondence with reference thereto:—

(a)where no fee is chargeable on application for the grant

£8·00The requisition

(b)in other cases

£14·00The requisition

Applications to the Master

15.  On any application to the Master not otherwise provided for

£30·00The requisition.

1952 c. 33; section 71 was repealed (with savings) by the Finance Act 1975 (c. 7), sections 50, 52(2), 59 and Schedule 13 Part 1


1975 c. 7; Schedule 7 was repealed (with savings) by the Inheritance Tax Act 1984, section 274, 275(1)-(3), 277 and Schedules 7 and 9

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