Wills Probate and Trusts

It is important to have a Will and keep this up to date.  Each Will is personal to the client and our team will ensure this accurately reflects your wishes, whatever the value of your assets and property.

We have a fixed fee arrangement for straightforward Wills of £150.00 plus VAT for a single Will, or £200.00 plus VAT for a couple making mirror Wills. Call one of our offices to discuss your requirements.  We can also arrange home visits for those who are unable to call at our offices.

When someone passes away, there may be a great deal of paperwork to be sorted out and complicated Tax issues.  Our team has many years of experience dealing with Probate and the Administration of Estates.

You may wish to consider granting one of the new Lasting Powers of Attorney to appoint someone to look after your finances and/or make decisions about your personal care if, for whatever reason you become unable to do so in the future.

 

Wills, Probate and Trusts Department

Lee Naylor – Partner and Head of The Wills and Probate Department

Justyn Thomas – Solicitor

Stephanie Thomas –  Probate Executive

 

FIXED FEES

Basic single Will- £150.00 plus VAT

Mirror Wills £200.00 plus VAT

Codicil- £60.00 plus VAT

Life Interest Trust mirror Wills- £400.00 plus VAT

Lasting Power of Attorney- Financial Affairs- £250 plus VAT- Registration of the same £50.00 plus VAT and disbursement OPG fee of £82.00 (or less if on qualifying benefits or income less than £12,000.00 per annum)

Lasting Power of Attorney- Health & Welfare- £250 plus VAT- Registration of the same £50.00 plus VAT and disbursement OPG fee of £82.00 (or less if on qualifying benefits or income less than £12,000.00 per annum). If both LPAs are created there will be a discount of £50.00 plus VAT.

Registration of an Enduring Power of Attorney £200.00 plus VAT

Deeds of Variation £500 plus VAT

Probate Only Service (Limited retainer) £600.00 plus VAT

Probate (Full Administration) can vary from £600.00 upwards depending on complexity, whether the estate is taxable and the amount of assets, liabilities and beneficiaries involved. The hourly rates applicable to our department (where charged on an hourly basis (not fixed fee) is Senior solicitor £198.00 plus VAT per hour, Probate Executive £110.00 plus VAT per hour

Deputyship Applications £950.00 plus VAT plus HMCTS application fee of £385.00 and assessment of capacity fee can vary but currently £550.00 plus VAT with the provider that we use where there is no other Doctor or specialist that you recommend.