Wills and Probate Costs
Our costs for wills will vary depending on the value and complexity of your circumstances but will usually start from £250 plus VAT for a simple will.
Probate and the Administration of Estates:
Our fees vary based on the time we spend carrying out the work required. Time spent will include all meetings with you and others as well as time spent travelling, working on your case and telephone calls. We charge based upon an hourly rate of £250 plus VAT and the work will be carried out by one of our partners or senior solicitors.
The exact cost payable will therefore depend on the individual circumstances of each matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will much lower. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a few properties and multiple bank accounts, costs will be higher. Similarly, if inheritance tax is payable this will increase the amount of work required and additional charges will be applicable.
As well as our fees, you must also pay for disbursements which may include the following:
Probate application fee - £155 (plus £1.55 for an extra additional sealed copy of the Grant of Probate)
Advertisement in the London Gazette and/or a local paper - £150/£200
We will confirm which disbursements are payable in your case once we have more information on the estate.