Choosing the right company 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.
Our ethos is to be transparent about cost. We want to avoid hidden costs that you discover after you ask someone to do something.
We cannot give you an exact cost on this webpage as every case is different. Much will depend on the facts of the case. What we can do is give you a range of costs based on certain caveats as outlined below.
We charge at hourly rates ranging from £150.00 to £250.00 per hour plus VAT.
In straight forward matters where:
We would estimate total costs would be in the region of £1,000 to £4,000 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 involved and we are asked only to apply for grant of probate, costs will be at the lower end of the range.
If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts or we are asked to not only apply for grant of probate but also to encash the assets and deal with distribution, costs will be at the higher end of the price range.
The cost of dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.
Our fee assumes that:
There can be a number of factors that will result in additional costs, including:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We will ordinarily 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 12 weeks to 16 weeks. It may take longer depending on the individual circumstances of the matter.
Collecting assets then follows, which can take further 8 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:
Anyone in our Private Client department could handle the Administration of an Estate. To view the qualifications and experience of the team, please click here.
Ian Groome will be the Director with overall supervision of your matter.