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Your father does not need to use a solicitor to apply for probate. He can do this himself if he wants to.
There is a lot of help online, and of course you have site like this, which can give you some information on what to do and how to do it.
A good starting point would be the Government website: https://www.gov.uk/wills-probate-inheritance/applying-for-a-grant-of-representation
It tells you what forms to use, where to apply, what the costs are etc. It has links to the relevant forms too.
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