The controversial probate fees were first mentioned in November 2018. The fees were challenged because the proposed fees appeared to be significantly higher than the cost of the service. It also resulted in an increase in applications, earlier this year, due to the proposed fee rise. This has resulted in a serious backlog of applications at the Probate Registries. 

The fees were strongly challenged by professionals, and it is certainly good news that the probate fee increase has been dropped.