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Our Pricing Structure

We aim to be transparent in all areas of our work, including costs. This page sets out the basis upon which we charge for all work carried out and for the costs you can expect to pay for our services.

Fixed Fees

Where possible, we work on the basis of fixed and capped fees.

A fixed fee is a specified price which will be paid for the work we will carry out for you. This fee will not change irrespective as to the number of hours involved in that work, and the full fixed fee is payable up front. A refund is not given in the event that the work does not complete for whatever reason.

Capped Fees

A capped fee is a fee we will quote to you for any element of work. We time record on an hourly basis in accordance with the hourly rates set out below and once the capped fee limit has been reached, we do not continue to time record on your work until that element has been completed. If you place full funds on account to cover the capped fee, then if the time recording does not reach the limit of the capped, the balance is returned to you.

If you make payment of the full capped fee up front, then we offer a 10% discount.

The capped fee only covers our work for the specified area identified within our case plan letter. It does not cover disbursements such as Counsel’s fees, Court fees, interim applications within proceedings, and expert’s fees such surveyors, medical experts or pension actuaries. We will ensure that you are aware of all necessary disbursements when you instruct us or before those disbursements are incurred, if they were not anticipated at the time of your instruction.

Hourly Rates

Our hourly rates are set out below. We time record on an hourly basis within the capped fee and we will account to you each month for the work carried out during that month. We will make it clear within our case plan letter what is covered within the capped fee.

  • Directors/Partners - £250 plus VAT
  • Solicitors and Chartered Legal Executives with 8 years’ or more post qualification experience - £240 plus VAT
  • Solicitors and Chartered Legal Executives with 4 years’ or more post qualification experience - £230 Plus VAT
  • Other solicitors, Fellows, and Legal Advisors of equivalent experience  - £220 plus VAT
  • Paralegal, Trainee Solicitors and other Legal Advisors - £200 plus VAT

 Non-Contentious Probate Fees 

In accordance with the SRA transparency rules we have set out below details of our probate fees. A full list of our services and fees will follow shortly.

Obtaining Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration only:

If you provide us with all documentation and financial information, we will prepare the application for Grant of Probate and return it to you to administer the estate. This does not include any advice in relation to the Estate and we will rely on you to provide us with the correct information to obtain the Grant.

We charge a fixed fee for obtaining the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration of between £1,000 - £2500 Plus VAT depending upon the complexity of the case and whether there is Inheritance Tax to pay.

These fees to do not include any disbursements.

Administration of a Simple Estate

If you wish for us to deal with the Estate Administration on your behalf, we will gather in all financial information relating to the assets, obtain the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and distribute the Estate.

We charge a fixed fee for this work of between £4000 - £6000 plus VAT for a less complex case where there are limited assets and no IHT to pay.

These fees to do not include any disbursements.

Administration of a Complex Estate

If you wish for us to deal with the Estate Administration on your behalf, we will gather in all financial information relating to the assets, obtain the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and distribute the Estate.

We charge a fixed fee for this work of £7,000 plus VAT as a minimum. This covers cases where there are trusts, overseas assets, IHT for example. We will provide you with a fixed or capped fee after our initial appointment.

These fees to do not include any disbursements.