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

Mirror Wills

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

Will drafting

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

Complex Will drafting

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

Cost: £300 for two Wills, £200 for a single Will

Cost: £550 for two Wills, £400 for a single Will

Cost: £700 for two Wills, £550 for a single Will

Right of Occupation

Complex Will including initial meeting and follow up meeting.

Discretionary Trust Wills

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

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

Cost: £1,500 for two Wills, £750 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.

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.

IHT 205 - Grant only

We obtain the asset holder information and submit all the necessary paperwork for the IHT 205 and the Probate Registry and provide the grant to the executors.

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

Cost: £2,500 plus VAT and court fee

Cost: £1,750 plus VAT

IHT 400

Obtaining all information from asset holders and liability holders. Completing all schedules and IHT form. Submitting the IHT 400 to HMRC and also submitting 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.

Hourly rate: Amy Codd - £230/hour, Lesley Harrison - £195/hour

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