FEES – WILLS, LPA’s and PROBATE

Probate – Price Transparency Information

Will Writing

Our fees for this type of work are set on a fixed fee basis:

Service Hunton & Garget Fee VAT
Standard Single Will £150.00 £30.00
Standard Mirror Wills for married couples £250.00 £50.00

You will be advised at your appointment whether or not your Will can be prepared for this price. If it is more complex then we will provide you with a fixed fee quote before commencing any work.

Lasting Power of Attorney

Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) (property and financial and/or health and welfare):

Service Hunton & Garget Fee VAT
Single Lasting Power of Attorney £300.00 £60.00
Two Lasting Power of Attorney £500.00 £100.00
Four Lasting Power of Attorney’s (ie both types of LPA for a couple) £800.00 £160.00

Disbursements that will apply

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as probate registry fees.  We handle the payment of the disbursement on your behalf to ensure a smoother process

The registration of the LPA at the Office of Public Guardian £82.00 per LPA

 

Administration of Estates

We can assist with all the legal aspects after someone dies including obtaining a Grant of Probate.

For dealing with the administration of an estate we charge on average between £1,000 to £5,000 plus VAT.

This estimate is an average price based on recent instructions.  The actual cost to you will depend on a number of factors that we will discuss with you if you decide to instruct us.  If there are multiple beneficiaries, Inheritance Tax is payable, multi properties and bank accounts, our cost will be higher.  Our costs are calculated based upon the number of hours spent undertaking the work at an hourly rate of £225 plus VAT.  For example if 6 hours work was undertaken our charge would be £1,350 plus VAT

Disbursements that will apply

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as probate registry fees.  We handle the payment of the disbursement on your behalf to ensure a smoother process

Probate Registry fee for obtaining a grant of probate £155.00 (additional official copy fees are £1.50)
Land Registry official copies if there is a Property within the Estate £3.00
Bankruptcy search fee for each Beneficiary £2.00 per person

Fee Earners
All matters will be conducted by fully qualified solicitors at £225 per hour plus VAT per fee earner who will be aided by assistants. You will be informed at the commencement of all matters by the individual solicitor who will have the conduct of your matter.

 

Obtaining a Grant of Probate only

We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf based on a fixed legal fee of £750 plus VAT.

This information about the costs is for estates where:

  • There is a valid will
  • There is no more than one property
  • There are no more than 3 bank or building society accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims made against the estate and the estate does not include: a business, farms, farmhouses or farmland, an interest in another estate, loans or mortgages payable to the deceased, foreign assets, assets held in trust, national Heritage assets or unlisted stocks and shares and control holdings.

Disbursements that will apply

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as probate registry fees.  We handle the payment of the disbursement on your behalf to ensure a smoother process

Probate Registy Fee for obtaining grant of probate £155.00 (additional official copy fees are £1.50)

Fee Earners
All matters will be conducted by fully qualified solicitors at £225 per hour plus VAT per fee earner who will be aided by assistants. You will be informed at the commencement of all matters by the individual solicitor who will have the conduct of your matter.