If you choose Option 1 and give the entire probate to a solicitor, there are ways of saving money on legal fees.
Purchasing legal expertise is similar to buying almost any other service. If you are after a keen price, you will not normally approach just one supplier of a service – you will approach a number of suppliers and ask them for a price quote.
Many people think that they are tied into using the solicitor who holds the will. This is not true. If you are named as the executor and the solicitor is not named as executor, you are free to choose whichever solicitor you like to deal with the probate.
So you should approach a number of solicitors ...