After a free initial consultation, we will be able to provide a fee quote for services. Dependant on the nature of the estate we may be able to offer a fixed-fee quote and we provide a guide to what this might be below.
The value of the Estate is not a deciding factor in our fees. Our experience has in fact shown us that certain higher value Estates can sometimes be just as straightforward as lower value Estate – not always but sometimes. It’s the nature of the assets and often how organised the deceased’s or Executors’ paperwork is that dictates how much time is required and therefore what our fee will be.
Where it is not possible to ascertain exactly what’s required at the outset, or where it’s not clear how much support you may require from us, we will provide services on an hourly rates basis:
£ Per Hour
|Partner – David Hancock or Lucy Parry||£135|
Fixed Fee Packages
These are available where there is a good level of certainty at the outset of what the Estate includes and where we are able to get a good grasp from the Executor as to what role they want us to undertake. All Estates incur certain disbursements and certain services are ‘optional’. We give a guide to prices on these additional costs below.
|Scope of Services||Package 1|
|Guidance to executors on what is required of them and next steps||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Notify asset holders / creditors||✔||✔|
|Advice on searching for lost assets||✔|
|Place statutory notices in local newspaper/London Gazette||✔||✔||✔|
|Obtain values of estate, assets and liabilities||✔||✔|
|Prepare IHT forms and calculate IHT due||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Apply to Probate Registry for Grant of Probate/Representation||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Correspond with beneficiaries incl notifying legatees||✔||✔|
|Operate client account – includes collecting assets, paying debts and paying legacies||✔|
|Finalise estate tax and liaise with HMRC||✔||✔|
|Prepare Estate accounts||✔|
All prices above exclude VAT and Disbursements
Additional Costs Menu
|Service||Price Excl VAT|
|Bankruptcy search – per person (UK residents only)||£25|
|Statutory advertisement (excl disbursements – see below)||£300|
|House visit of up to 2 hours (excl travel costs)||£225|
Price (no VAT)
|Probate application fee||£155|
|Official copy of grant probate||£1.50 per copy|
|s27 statutory notice London Gazette fee – online only||£73.20|
|s27 statutory notice London Gazette fee – hard copy||£99.90|
|Local paper notice||Variable|
Mileage for house visits charged at 45p per mile.
We will always send original paperwork to Probate Registry using recorded ‘signed for’ delivery. We will not charge extra for this.
If you require other documents to be sent during the process using recorded/tracked delivery we will recharge at cost.
Get in touch
Browse our website for more information on the services we can offer you. Alternatively, get in touch to book a no-obligation initial meeting where David or Lucy will listen to your needs and offer advice on how we can help you further.