Our Fees

Probate Fees

Applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter.

We will handle the full process for you.  This includes

  • Draft a legal oath for you to swear
  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries
  • Identify the type of Probate application you will require
  • Complete the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms
  • Issue the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
  • Obtain the Probate and securely send two copies to you
  • Collect and distribute all assets in the estate

[There must be 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 other than 3 bank accounts and cash].

Disbursements

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court or  search fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Anticipated Disbursements not included in the fee

  • Probate application fee of £155.00
  • £7.00 Swearing of the oath (per executor)
  • Bankruptcy Land Charges Department searches (£2.00 per beneficiary)
  • £250.00 Post in The London Gazette in a Local Newspaper – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors. (this is an estimate as it may vary by location )

 Potential additional costs

  • If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

Our Fees

The hourly rate in £255.00 plus vat per hour.]

Generally it is very difficult to estimate the amount of time required to complete the administration as it is not always clear at the outset whether complicated issues will arise.

We also charge an additional value element to reflect the complexity of the matter, the responsibility involved in dealing with the administration and the value of the estate.

We charge between 1-3% of the gross value of the deceased’s  estate, fee is dependent on the complexity and the length of time taken to complete the matter.

Contested Probate Fees

The hourly rate for contested probate  is upwards of £295.00 plus VAT per hour.

It maybe possible to work on a fixed percentage basis dependent on the size of the estate subject to terms and conditions

Litigation Fees

At your first consultation we will we calculate our charges where possible and give you a detailed breakdown  of estimated costs. In litigation matters you may be able to recover your costs from the opposing party if you win your case, however this does not apply to every matter and professional advise will be given in respect to this.

​Our hourly rates are listed below:

Senior solicitors £275 plus vat per hour

Junior Solicitors  and Fee Earners £255 plus vat per hour

Paralegals £175 plus vat per hour

Drafting Wills – Fees

At your first consultation we will we calculate our charges where possible and give you a detailed breakdown  of estimated costs, based on the value of the estate.

Our fees for drafting your will commence from £175 plus vat

Private Funding of Family Cases

In all the privately funded cases, we aim to offer fair and reasonable prices. If you are consulting us about Court proceedings, we can offer you fixed fee packages and can discuss these with you.

We keep things as transparent as possible so that there are no hidden extras. Please note that it is not possible for us to discount court fees or other disbursements. We regularly use barristers chambers and have good relationship with counsel, therefore,  we aim to provide you competitive rates should you require counsel to represent you at court.

Our hourly rates are listed below:

Senior Solicitors / Senior Fee Earners / Senior Family Law Executives £255.00 plus vat per hour

Junior Solicitors  / Junior Fee Earners / Litigation Executives £195.00 plus vat per hour

Paralegals £165 plus vat per hour

High Net Worth Divorce  upwards of £295.00 plus vat per hour (for cases involving Companies / Complex Business Structures)

PLEASE NOTE WE DON’T CARRY OUT ANY LEGAL AID WORK AS WE DO NOT HOLD A LEGAL AID FRANCHISE 

Conveyancing Fees

Please select “Get an Instant Quote” tab at the top of the page

Solicitors in Lancashire

Contact Us

Clitheroe:
 01200 428 102

Longridge:
 01772 802 011

  Email us