“Further to my recent e-mails I am happy to confirm I have received an e-mail from Probate Registry today to confirm that Probate has been approved and I should receive the Grant within 10 working days.
I would just like to say I could not have done this without having purchased you DIY pack as I have never had any experience of such things before. Given that it has been granted so quickly is testament to how thorough the guidance is in this pack.
I also really appreciate your honesty, professionalism and integrity when I came to you asking for the Assisted Probate package and you informing me that I had completed 90% of the work already and that you didn’t see the benefit of me paying your additional fee to do work I had already undertaken. Thank you so much again and I will definitely recommend this pack to anyone I know who is in a similar situation.”
“Your application was quick and took all the pressure off me during my unhappy time. I highly recommend these packs as it was extremely simple to complete and the probate was received very quickly.”
“Everything you need to do probate yourself, step by step guide and daily email tips from Phil, highly recommended, thank you Phil.”
Just wanted to drop you a note of thank you for the helpful guidance contained on your website.
My mother passed away in November and I looked online for advice regarding the Probate application.
For the record, I had initially enquired with the Co-Operative Probate services and they valued their Probate cost for my mother’s simple estate at a shocking £7500!
When I eventually discovered your site and your very positive and honest attitude towards rip-off solicitor services I was intent on applying myself. I applied in December 2021 and I have just received The Grant of Probate, January 2022.
My cost was simply the application fee and postage.
With thanks and best wishes for your continuing success, keep up the good work!”
My name is Philip Weston & I’m the DIY Probate Expert, founder and owner of Berkeley Weston Ltd Legal Services. In the last 12 months I have helped 3,615 consumers carry out a DIY Probate – and by doing so saved them an estimated £10,122,000 in legal fees. That’s over £10 MILLION that has been inherited by family members rather than ending up in the hands of fat cat lawyers.
May I share a legal industry “secret” I’ve discovered during my 21 years helping consumers just like you?
The vast majority of people can carry out a “DIY” probate themselves without a solicitor, but don’t know how.
My aim is to pass on my know-how so that you can deal with probate yourself quickly, easily and confidently, without having to go “cap in hand” to an expensive solicitor.
If you’re faced with wrapping up the affairs of a loved one who has died, you may feel overwhelmed by all the work ahead – especially when you’re grieving. But with the right legal and practical information and support, You CAN do it yourself.
Official figures revealed recently by HM Courts Service showed that the majority of probate applications came from individuals doing a “DIY” probate themselves, with only a minority of people now choosing to use a solicitor. The figures also revealed that the number of people using a solicitor to obtain probate have slumped by over 30% in the past 5 years.
This “inside information” is not widely publicised. It is in the interest of the legal profession to have you believe that you must use a solicitor or probate company to obtain probate – the truth of the matter is that most people deal with probate themselves without using a solicitor.
Bought this pack back in August and it is all very clear. The follow up emails then remind you of bits to do and act as a check and balance. Had a couple of questions, during the process, which Phil answered via email. Everything went smoothly with all of the forms being sent off at the end of November. Waited until 1 Mar 21 and with nothing heard I rand the Probate Office only to be told there was a problem. When I enquired what it was they didn’t know. Rang back yesterday to be given more information which seemed odd and there was no record of the previous day’s call.
Emailed Phil with the scenario last night and he came straight back with what questions to ask the Probate Office and to ask what their corrective action plan was as they had not made contact and this should not be just sat on someone’s desk.
Rang back today and asked all these questions, asked if all their calls were recorded I wanted then to undertake an investigation s to why there was no record of my phone call on Monday and asked what their plan of action was to sort this out as it had been 12 weeks and all the paperwork was in order.
Insisted that the shift supervisor rang me back to inform me what was happening.
Miraculously within 2 hours they formally approved the Probate request.
Thank you Phil for the expert advice last night as without that I would not have known the right buttons to press on the phone conversation and would not have had such a speedy resolution.
I would recommend this Probate pack to anyone who has the confidence to do a straightforward application themselves. The benefit is that he doesn’t just sell you the pack and then leave you too it he provides follow up advice as and when you need it.
I understand that facing probate can be a daunting and frustrating experience at a very stressful and emotional time.
After losing someone close to us most people feel a personal sense of duty to carry out the final wishes of their loved one without having to get a solicitor involved. After all, choosing someone to carry out our final wishes involves a great deal of thought to make sure the right person is chosen.
You may not know how to go about dealing with probate and have unanswered questions, such as:
Other than going to somewhere such as the Citizens Advice Bureau, there is very little support and help available for the majority of people who want to deal with probate themselves.
Out of sheer frustration, this can lead some people into the welcoming arms of a solicitor or probate company, who will charge them a fortune for dealing with probate.
“This Probate pack is very well put together and very helpful, just what people need if you are going to apply for Probate without a solicitor. A big thank you to Phil for putting this legal pack together. We used it as there was no will made when a family member past away.“
“Thanks for the DIY Probate Pack and all the hints and tips along the way which were very helpful in dealing with our recent probate application which i’m happy to say is now complete.
For anyone who is thinking of buying Phil’s DIY Probate Pack, go ahead you can’t go wrong, it’s both very useful and good value for money. Thanks again Phil 🙂”
“When you’ve just lost somebody like we have, it’s hard to concentrate on things like Probate, reading wills and going through loved one’s belongings and house etc.. When we saw Phil Weston’s probate pack advert online we decided to order it and take a look at it. We’ve never looked back. It’s a good step by step guide of what to do and full of information. You can even tick off boxes of lists on what to do as you go along.You can book an appointment through his team to speak to him personally or send him an email, which he answers promptly. He is always friendly and offers good advice to help you through obtaining probate. We received the Probate on Xmas Eve which was the best Xmas present! It seemed to come through in no time at all considering how long these things usually take. We would highly recommend investing in this pack and Phil’s help. We used to carry his pack around with us and go to a cafe to read through it. Thanks Phil for making this time more bearable from Geoff and Penny, Wotton-under-Edge.We would have given in 10 stars if it was possible!”
The bottom line is this: My DIY Probate Pack is 100% guaranteed to work for you ….. just like it’s worked for thousands of customers before you.
Please Note: my DIY Probate Pack is NOT designed to be the answer for complicated estates, for example:
If any of these circumstances apply my DIY Probate Pack isn’t for you – please seek alternative legal advice instead.
“I purchased the pack on 2 February and would like to thank you for putting together such an excellent product. The clarity of the guidance is superb, the tips are invaluable and the sample letters fit the bill perfectly for a complete novice such as myself. The links provided were also of considerable assistance, particularly those for the on-line Probate and IHT forms which can be typed and then printed, the latter doing its own calculations as you go along. Your product really does represent incredible value for money, with the saving of many, many thousands of pounds by comparison with the likely charges made by banks and solicitors. I am extremely grateful, many thanks to you.”
Richard Cole, Gloucs
In This Short Video 52 Year Old Fireman John Bigglesworth Explains How He Completed A Stress-Free DIY Probate and Saved His Family Nearly £3000 in Solicitors Fees.
Hi Phil. I just wanted to drop you a quick email to say ‘Thank you’!
When my 85 year old Mum passed away, I knew, as sole executor, I was faced with the task of dealing with her estate and obtaining probate, and had no idea where to begin.
After some intense googling, I came across your website and sent off for your DIY probate pack. It was the best investment ever. Once I started to read it, the fog lifted and I got stuck into the mountain of probate forms.
I also used the HMRC website for guidance too, but between that and your DIY pack, the process was straightforward. I had no idea, that I could also fill in a simple form and use my Dads unused inheritance tax threshold too (he passed away 23 years ago).
I sent the probate forms off on 15th October……received an acknowledgement from the Probate office two weeks later….received confirmation that it had been approved a couple of days after that……and received the actual probate document two days after that. I had the Probate document in my hands three weeks after sending it off, which was within 8 weeks of my Mum passing away.
My Mum’s estate was fairly straightforward, although there is property involved, but if I can do it, pretty sure anyone can. It really is just matter of having all the information to hand.
Thank you again.
In my unique DIY Probate Pack I will teach you a time tested and perfected method to obtain probate quickly and easily. This method is a simple, easy to use plan for you to follow to obtain probate and finalise the estate of a loved one.
Of course, I also provide step-by-step instructions covering the process from start to finish, so you can make a start straight away. So you’ll have complete peace of mind knowing that you are “on the right track” from the outset.
And there’s nothing like it available anywhere else…not in bookshops, at amazon.com or on the Internet.
What most people don’t realise is that obtaining probate is extremely simple. You just need to know what to do, and how to do it!
When you discover how simple & straightforward it is to obtain probate using the DIY probate Pack you’ll wonder why anyone would willingly pay through the nose to use a solicitor.
Even if you’re a total beginner and haven’t got a clue where to start, you can find out just how simple & straightforward it is to obtain probate within minutes.
The DIY Probate Pack covers all this, and a lot more. And when you read it, you’ll be AMAZED at how simple it is to obtain probate.
The way it works is simple and fast. Just click one of the blue links (like this) and you’ll be taken to my 100% secure order page.
As soon as your order is processed (takes about 45 seconds), I’ll send your physical ‘paper and ink’ DIY Probate Pack by first class post within 48 hours of your order.
As a special bonus after you have ordered, you’ll be taken to an “Order Complete Page” where you can instantly download the entire DIY Probate Pack so you can started straight away! The physical pack will follow in the post.
At the low introductory price of just £29 if I order today.
I understand my order for my DIY Probate Pack includes:
(I reserve the right to end this discount at anytime without warning.)
P.S. The Internet-Only Introductory low price of only £29 is part of a market test I’m conducting. The DIY Probate Pack sells offline for £97. Once I’vecompleted my market test, I know I’ll be raising the price. So if you’re at all interested, you should buy today.
P.P.S. In case you are wondering, my company Berkeley Weston Ltd is a real “bricks and mortar” business, as well as having an industry-leading online presence. I founded the business in 2004 so we are most definitely NOT some “fly by night” internet company. My private clients are welcome to make an appointment and visit our offices here in Leicester.
” The DIY Probate pack was very useful and excellent value for money. It comes with a CD, which I didn’t use, the Probate paperback is very informative, I didn’t need all of the information, it is generic to cover all prospects of Probate but like Phil Weston says you must read through everything to understand it, by doing that I arrived at the parts that I wanted. I would recommend this pack to anybody and was so glad I came across Phil Weston’s Probate pack on line. “
” An absolute godsend after i lost my dad. Didnt know where to turn. This is great as it gives you a flow chart..info and access to all the forms you may need via a cd. Prompt reply to a query i had and not answered in “legalese” Would definately recommend if you need help but cant or dont want to pay a solitor a ridiculous amount of money for something thats achieveable on your own. I received my pack at the end of january and am delighted to say i received the grant of probate on the 7th April. Give it a go x”
” Because my late wife was actually intestate I did not need to use the full pack. It did however guide me through to realise that I didn’t need to seek Probate etc. I found the whole content to be very useful and informative. And comprehensive. I was impressed and pleased. I now have the material in case my family needs the guidance if I should die soon, or if I need to act on behalf of someone else. Very good kit and handy to have. “
” I purchased this pack to help me with obtaining probate for a family member rather than let a solicitor deal with matters relating to the estate. I was somewhat doubtful as to what would be provided for a pack costing less than £30! I need not have worried. The pack is quite comprehensive and Phil Weston is on hand if you need advice. The pack contained a wealth of information and the included DVD has various forms that can be adapted for use. The secret is not to rush things but take time to get things right. The Govt website also provides useful information to compliment the DIY Probate Pack. I started the process mid March and the Probate documents were sent to me in June. I am now in the process of finalising the estate.
There is still some work to be done but the vast majority has been completed. I can recommend this pack to anyone who wishes to carry out probate without using a solicitor AND save a lot of money! “
“As many others have said here, this is truly worth the small amount of money. It goes into great detail, gives you a timeline for all that needs doing. This is the 1st time we have had to do Probate, so utter novices. My wife and I managed to complete the whole process in 5 weeks, mainly down to the slow replies from organisations who were required to be contacted, and got the Probate Grant back within 9 weeks on a fairly complicated estate for my mother. I would say “Go for it”, you won’t regret it. “
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