Fee Estimator

We offer an all-encompassing legal service which, due to its nature, can be a lengthy process, with many confusing rules and regulations.

We are on-hand to deal with the process as quickly and painlessly as possible – whether we are acting as professional representatives, or assisting the executors of an estate.

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Wills

Simple Wills (for two)

Initial meeting to draft the documents and to arrange signature of the documents.

Cost: £300 plus VAT at 20% for two Wills,
£200 plus VAT at 20% for a single Will

Will drafting

More complex Will drafting with multiple clauses. Includes initial meeting and follow up meeting.

Cost: £550 plus VAT at 20% for two Wills,
£400 plus VAT at 20% for a single Will

Complex Will drafting

Including clauses to deal with business interest, property, hotchpotch clauses, foreign property
and exclusion clauses.

Cost: £700 plus VAT at 20% for two Wills,
£550 plus VAT at 20% for a single Will

Right of Occupation

Complex Wills include the right of a spouse to reside in the property for the whole of their lifetime, after the death of the first spouse.

Cost: £700 plus £75 for a Letter of Wishes plus VAT at 20% for two Wills, £550 plus £75 for a Letter of Wishes plus VAT at 20% for a single Will

Discretionary Trust Wills

To include nil rate band and reliving property trusts. Full Life Interest Wills. Includes initial meeting, ongoing meetings and advice. A Letter of Wishes is also included.

Cost: £1,500 plus VAT at 20% for two Wills,
£750 plus VAT at 20% for a single Will

Probate

IHT 205

For the client executors to supply us with all the figures to enable us to complete the necessary tax forms and make the submission to the Probate Registry.

Cost: £1,250 plus VAT at 20% and court fee
Timescale: Two to four weeks

IHT 205 - Full administration

To write to various asset holders and liability holders to complete the necessary inheritance tax forms and apply for the Grant of Probate, to call all assets into our client account and produce a set of estate accounts. This service involves an initial meeting,
a meeting to go through the forms required prior to the Grant being sent out, and a meeting to go through the estate accounts and monies at the end of the engagement.

Cost: £2,500 plus VAT at 20% and court fee

IHT 205 - Grant only

We obtain the asset holder information and submit all the necessary paperwork for the IHT 205 and the Probate Registry. We also provide the grant to the executors. This service involves an initial meeting, and an additional meeting to go through the forms required prior to the Grant being sent out.

Cost: £1,750 plus VAT at 20%

IHT 400

We obtain all information from asset holders and liability holders, complete all schedules and IHT forms and submit the IHT 400 to HMRC. We also submit the paperwork to the Probate Registry, calling in assets to our client account and producing estate accounts prior to making any legacy payments, and any payments to residuary beneficiaries. This service includes a weekly update by email.

Hourly rate: Amy Codd - £230/hour plus VAT at 20%,
Lesley Harrison - £195/hour plus VAT at 20%

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