Please see below details of our standard pricing. 

Subject to VAT where applicable, change and terms and conditions.  Please contact us for a detailed breakdown and final price.

How long will it take to obtain a grant of probate and administer an estate?

It depends upon whether the estate is substantial in value and as to whether there is any property.  Below we have provided two worked examples which explain what you can expect in terms of the time involved in obtaining a grant and distributing an estate dependent upon what’s involved.

Simple estate (no property)

Keys stages:-

Taking initial instructions and financial information – 0 weeks

Establish date of death balances / value of estate – 3 weeks

Apply for Grant of Representation -3 – 6 weeks

Close accounts – 6 weeks – 12 weeks

Pay legacies / Distribute 12 weeks (from start)

 

Complex estate (taxable estate)

Keys stages:-

Taking initial instructions and financial information – 0 weeks

Establish date of death balances / value of estate – 3 – 4 weeks

Apply for Grant of Representation / complete complex inheritance tax account – 1-3 months

Receive Grant and close accounts, sell shares, sell property – 3- 9 months

Pay legacies / Distribute – 9 – 12 months

 

Our solicitors and staff are highly experienced and very well qualified

All are qualified solicitors who specialise in wills and probate, private client work.

James Shingleton – Solicitor – LLB (Hons) & full accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly

Emma Ingram – Solicitor – LLB(Hons)

Ellis Chapman – Solicitor – LLB(Hons) and TEP (STEP qualification)

Laura Fahy – Solicitor – LLB (Hons)

Rebekah Wilkinson – Solicitor – LLB (Hons) MLP

 

Costs estimates

Subject to VAT as applicable, additional unforeseen disbursements eg valuers fees, oath fees where applicable at £7

Grants of probate

Simple grant of probate no distribution 

Fixed fee £500

Disbursements

£155 Probate Registry fee

50p per copy Grant

Simple estate with distribution but no property

Estimated £1500 at £175 per hour (calculated inclusive of 1% of residuary estate)

Disbursements

£155 Probate Registry fee

50p per copy Grant

More complex estate with distribution but no property

Estimated £4000 at £175 pounds per hour (calculated inclusive of 1% of residuary estate)

Disbursements

£155 Probate Registry fee

50p per copy Grant

More complex estate with distribution and property

Estimated £4000 hours at £175 per hour (calculated inclusive of 1% of residuary estate) plus 0.5% of property value

Disbursements

£155 Probate Registry fee

50p per copy Grant

 

Wills

Single Will (simple) – £120 plus VAT

Single Will (complex) – £250 plus VAT

Mirror Wills (simple) – £200 plus VAT

Mirror Wills (complex) – £400 plus VAT

Single Codicil – £75 plus VAT

Pair of Codicils – £125 plus VAT

 

LPA’s

One LPA – £350 plus VAT plus registration fee

Two LPA’s – £600 plus VAT plus registration fees

Four LPA’s – £900 plus VAT plus registration fees

 

Court of Protection

Deputy application (simple) – £900 plus VAT plus disbursements

Application under s36(9) or s54 Trustee Act 1925 for appointment of co-Trustee to sell property – £500 plus VAT plus disbursements

 

Deeds of variation

£700 plus VAT

 

Personal Injury Trust

£700 plus VAT