We are able to offer many years of experience in writing Wills and preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney. Our fee for a single, simple Will starts at £250 plus VAT (£350 plus VAT for a couple preparing mirror Wills) and we will give a further estimate if your needs are more complex. To prepare and register one Lasting Power of Attorney for one person will cost £450 plus VAT (£550 plus VAT for a couple) or for both types of LPA £550 plus VAT (£800 plus VAT for a couple, ie four documents in total). We can also assist in registering previously prepared Enduring and Lasting Powers of Attorney. Please contact us to make a mutually convenient appointment to discuss your requirements.
If you need assistance with Probate then we know how distressing this time can be and we can ensure that matters are dealt with as sympathetically and efficiently as possible, with minimum stress to you at such a difficult time.
We therefore offer you an initial free consultation, subject to your instructing this firm to act on your behalf, during which we will discuss the specific aspects of the particular estate that you are involved in. Our charges for this consultation of up to half an hour will be deducted from our ongoing fees. At the end of this consultation, we will provide you with an estimate for our fees which will depend on the individual circumstances of the estate such as:
Our fees are charged on an hourly basis of £240 plus VAT. The number of hours involved in dealing with an estate will depend upon the complexity of that particular estate; however, usually, it may take;
If the estate is complex, then we would discuss this at the time of taking your instructions as the costs could be in excess of the estimates above.
In addition to our fees, the following disbursements are likely to become due during the estate’s administration:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
The work involved would include, if we are to deal with the full administration;
It is not possible to be exact on the timing of dealing with the administration of an estate; however, as a rule of thumb for full administration of an estate, this could be between 4 to 18 months (which includes the potential sale of a property) and could include:
The above is on the basis that it is an uncontested estate.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Probate Department if you have any queries.
21 Wish Road