Choosing the right Solicitor to act on your behalf should not come down to price alone and a higher hourly rate does not necessarily result in higher costs to you. Our experienced Private Client department handle your work effectively and efficiently to ensure less time is wasted and that you are not charged more than you should be.
We hold Lexcel accreditation which demonstrates we reach the high client care standards required by the Law Society in order to help you through this difficult time.
We charge at hourly rates ranging from £140.00 to £230.00 per hour plus VAT.
In straight forward matters where:
We would estimate total costs would be in the region of £1,500 to £3,000 plus VAT and disbursements.
The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range.
If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.
Our fee assumes that:
a. This is a standard transaction and that no unforeseen matters arise.
b. The transaction is concluded in a timely manner and no unforeseen complication arise
c. All parties to the transaction are co-operative and there is no unreasonable delay from third parties providing documentation
d. No indemnity policies are required. Additional disbursements may apply if indemnity policies are required.
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.
Disbursements that we will pay on your behalf but with the expectation that it will be reimbursed:
Typically, obtaining the grant of probate can take 6 weeks to 12 weeks. It may take longer depending on the individual circumstances of the matter.
Collecting assets then follows, which can take further 4 to 12 weeks. If there is a property involved then it will take longer.
Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets.
As part of our fee we will: