Probate - Price ListENG

Overview

Overview

We aim to offer you assistance on the legal steps to undertake the Administration of the Estate. We will offer you an initial consultation and set out the different ways that we can assist you together with an estimate of costs for the different packages, depending on what your budget is. Please contact us to discuss your options. We understand that this is going to be a difficult time for you and your family and we therefore aim to assist you with the complexity of Probate and ensure that we take care of the legal aspects of the Administration of the Estate. If we are instructed by you we will need to ascertain what the Estate involves and contact the relevant parties to notify them of the death and that we are acting on behalf of the Estate. We will ensure that at each and every stage we are updating you on the matters and obtaining your instructions at all times.

Our Fees with no set costs

  • Our costs would be 3.5% of the value of the deceased’s estate.
  • If the deceased’s estate has negative equity, our costs will be charged on a strictly hourly basis and can range from £1000 plus VAT to £2,000 plus VAT to obtain a grant of probate.

Disbursements with no set costs

  • New Land Registry registration fees, which depend on the value and nature of the property
  • Possibly an accountant’s fee for an income tax return or other financial work
  • Asset tracing fees
  • Other costs where there are complications, like for lost share certificates
  • Copies of the death certificate for life insurance claims

Services

Service Price
Senior Solicitor £260.00 per hour Excluding VAT
Junior Solicitor £240.00 per hour Excluding VAT
Paralegal £80.00 per hour Excluding VAT

Disbursements

Disbursement Price
Probate court fee £155.00 Including VAT
copies of the original grant of probate - per copy £1.50 Including VAT
entry of house or property into land registry £3.00 Including VAT
bankruptcy searchThis is an approximate price. £2.00 Including VAT
electronic id searchThis is an approximate cost. £5.00 Excluding VAT
Stockbroker fees £25.00 – £150.00 Including VAT
S27 advertisement in a local newspaper and the london gazetteDepending on how much the local paper advert costs £150.00 – £300.00 Including VAT

Key Stages and Timescales

Key Stage Timescale
Initial consultation and gathering information 1 – 2 week(s)
Creating a list of third parties that we would need to contact and advise them of the death 1 – 2 week(s)
Completing the IHT Forms 2 – 4 week(s)
Submitting the IHT forms 4 – 8 week(s)
Submitting and obtaining Grant of Probate (Letters of Administration) 2 – 4 week(s)
Administration of the assets (if any) 1 – 10 week(s)

Professionals

Attieh Fard

Director/Solicitor

Qualification Educational Institution
LLB (Hons), BA (Hons) The College of Law
Areas of Law Practiced Experience Time Spent
Commercial 8 year(s) 25%
Family Law 8 year(s) 25%
Immigration 8 year(s) 25%
Other Areas of Law 8 year(s) 25%

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