Meeting Your Needs
Wills and probate
We can offer guidance on all aspects of wealth management – inheritances, successions, trusts, wills and estate planning. We also can help with the creation on your Lasting Power of Attorney and probate.
We estimate our fees as per the following:
Basic single Will - £150 + Vat
Mirror Will - £240 + Vat
Life interest trust Mirror Will - £450 + Vat
Deed of Variation - £500 - £1000 + Vat
Lasting Power of Attorney for Property and Financial and Health and Welfare - £200 + Vat for each power. Disbursements at OPG - £82 (or less if on qualifying benefits or income less than £12,000 per annum).
Charges for administering a estate can vary from £1250 + Vat (for a Probate only service with a limited retainer) upwards, depending on complexity, whether the estate is taxable, the number of assets, liabilities and number of beneficiaries involved.
The following disbursements may apply:
Probate registry fee: £155
Fee for additional copies of grants £0.50
Section 27 Trustee Act statutory notices: £200 to £400
Bankruptcy searches on beneficiaries: £3
Property valuation fee carried out by a surveyor: around £200.
We deal with residential and commercial conveyancing including freehold and leasehold. We can also assist with transfer of ownership, equity release, re-mortgaging and equity release. We are proud to be recognised as a quality standard for residential conveyancing– the Conveyancing Quality Scheme seal of approval.
We usually charge on the basis of a fixed price ranging from £700 - £2,500 depending on the time we expect to spend working on your transaction and the potential complexity of work involved.
The following disbursements may apply:
Search fees: in the region of £600 for a full residential search pack. The cost of the pack will vary depending on where in the country the property is located.
Bankruptcy search fee: £2 per person + Vat.
Land registry priority search: £3 + Vat.
HM Land Registry fee: between £40 - 910 depending on the type of application and whether the property is registered or unregistered.
Family and Matrimonial
Ending a marriage or civil partnership can be highly stressful. Apart from emotional issues there are practical matters that have to be dealt with – such as finances, property or business interests. We can help with your divorce and financial needs.
Free/fixed fee first appointment - Subject to availably, we are able to offer you a free initial appointment to discuss your matrimonial situation (limited to 15 minutes duration).
If you then wish to proceed with the consultation then a charge will apply of £56.25 per 15 minutes plus Vat.
So, for example, if the total consultation lasts 30 minutes the charge of £56.25 + Vat will apply. For a consultation of 45 minutes the charge will be £112.50 + Vat.
After this consultation, if you decide you would like to take the matters further with us then we can help you with that.
We can then offer you a range of fixed fees in relation to divorce and for dealing with financial matters arising from the divorce. Please note that the free initial appointment/fixed fee first appointment does not cover the cost of any follow up work such as writing to your spouse/civil partner.
Divorce petition (uncontested): for a fixed fee of £700 + Vat we will deal with the following:
A meeting or a number of meetings with a solicitor up to 1 hour.
Preparation of your divorce petition and supporting documentation.
Preparation of documents to apply for the decree absolute.
Preparation of documents for the application for the decree absolute.
Corresponding with the court and your spouse/civil partner and his/her solicitors where necessary in connection with the divorce.
Keeping you informed as to the progress of the case throughout.
Please note the following are not included in the fixed fee:
If the divorce becomes contested by your spouse/civil partner.
Dealing with a divorce with a foreign element.
Dealing with a divorce based on adultery where a co-respondent is named in the divorce petition.
Making changes to your divorce petition after it has been issued by the court.
Proceedings or correspondence to resolve financial matters.
Proceedings or correspondence relating to children.
The personal service of any documents on your spouse/civil partner.
The cost of any work in locating your spouse.
Obtaining a duplicate copy of your marriage certificate if you are unable to provide us with the original.
Any court fees including the fee for issuing the divorce petition (currently £593) but note that you may qualify for remission or exemption of this fee.