We offer a clear, transparent fee charging structure

We offer initial meetings for no charge and there is no time limit on our meeting.

We offer fixed fees wherever possible although for some work we need to base it upon time spent. When offering fixed fees, we will make sure you know exactly how much it will cost before we undertake any work. We provide realistic estimates for how long we will think it will take when working on an hourly rate and we will keep you updated on a regular basis.

‘We are proud to offer a clear and transparent pricing structure.’

Paul Clark

Managing Director

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Our Pricing

We follow the Court of Protection’s guidance for solicitors costs.

For straightforward matters, our costs are based on the fixed fees allowed by the Court. For example, the Court allow fixed fees of up to £950 plus £190 VAT (total of £1,140) for appointing a Property and Financial Affairs Deputy.

For more complex matters, our costs are based upon an hourly rate set and approved by the Court of Protection. We will provide an estimate of how long we expect your matter to take following our initial meeting.

The guideline rates set by the Court of Protection are based on the solicitor’s experience and location. The Grades and hourly rate of our solicitors is listed below.

Grade A – £272 per hour plus £54.40 VAT (total of £326.40) – Simon Heapy, Sarah BushellTEP and Paul ClarkTEP.

Grade B – £233 per hour plus £46.60 VAT (total of £279.60) – Becky Spall.

 

Additional Costs:

Estimate of between £500 and £1,000 – Mental Capacity Report from a medical practitioner

£371 – Court of Protection application fee*

*Fee exemptions and reductions can be obtained depending on circumstances

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

Cross Border Wills

For one person

Initial meeting: No charge 

Codicils (amendments to wills) – from £445 plus £89 VAT (total £534)

Wills without trusts – from £645 plus £129 VAT (total of £774) 

Wills with asset protection trusts – from £745 plus £149 VAT (total of £894) 

Bespoke wills – from £1,495 plus £299 VAT (total £1,794) 

We will confirm the exact cost following our initial meeting.

 

For two people

Initial meeting: No charge 

Codicils (amendments to wills) – from £645 plus £129 VAT (total of £774) 

Wills without trusts – from £845 plus £169 VAT (total of £1,014) 

Wills with asset protection trusts – from £1,045 plus £209 VAT (total of £1,254) 

Bespoke wills – from £1,995 plus £399 VAT (total £2,394)

We will confirm the exact cost following our initial meeting.

 

Additional costs that may be incurred

£3 per title – HM Land Registry fee for checking the title to a registered property

£300 (estimate) – Notarised or Apostilled documents

The fee for advice and documents provided by foreign lawyers will be confirmed by foreign lawyers

 

International Probate and Estate Administration

We are able to assist with probate and estate administration where the deceased person was domiciled in England & Wales and owned assets abroad or was domiciled abroad and owned assets in England & Wales.

 

Grant of Probate only

In addition to our usual fee for applying for a Grant of Probate, we charge an additional fee of £495 plus £99 VAT (total of £594) or £995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194).

Please click here for an overview of our fees for making an application for a Grant of Probate.

(Please note our services includes Grant of Letters of Administration, Grant of Representation and Grants of Probate – see our guide to Probate / Estate administration for more information about the different types of Grant).

Click here for detailed information about the price of our Grant application service and what is included as part of each service.

Full Estate Administration

In addition to our usual fee for dealing with an estate administration, we charge an extra fee of between £995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194) or £1,995 plus £399 VAT (total of £2,394).

Please click here for an overview of our fees for assisting with an estate administration.

Click here for detailed information about the price of our estate administration service and what is included as part of each service.

 

Additional Costs that may be incurred

£273 – Probate Registry: Grant of Probate Application Fee

£1.50 per copy – Copy Grant of Probate fee

£200 to £300 (estimate) – Statutory Notices to Creditors

£200 (estimate) – Notarised or Apostilled documents

The fee for advice and documents provided by foreign lawyers will be confirmed by foreign lawyers

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

We offer two different fee structures for litigation and disputes; an hourly rate (available in all cases) and a conditional fee agreement (available in a limited number of cases).

 

Hourly rate:

Our costs are based upon the time we spend dealing with your matter and we set our fees in accordance with guideline rates set by the Court. Our hourly rate is £272 per hour plus £54.40 VAT (total of £326.40). Our minimum fee is £1,088 plus £217.60 VAT (total of £1,305.60) which is equivalent to 4 hours work. We will provide you with an estimate of how much we think it will cost before we undertake any work and we will keep you updated on a regular basis.

 

Conditional Fee Agreement:

In some cases, we are able to offer a Conditional Fee Agreement (also referred to as No Win, No Fee). Instead of charging an hourly rate, we will take a share of the funds you recover should your claim be successful. It also means there will no fee paid to us should you not be successful.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

For one person:

From £125 plus £25 VAT (total of £150) – Revoke Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney

From £395 plus £79 VAT (total of £474) – Register Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney

From £495 plus £99 VAT (total of £594) – Ordinary Powers of Attorney

From £595 plus £119 VAT (total of £714) – Lasting Powers of Attorney

 

 

For two people:

From £200 plus £40 VAT (total of £240) – Revoke Enduring or Lasting Powers of Attorney

From £495 plus £99 VAT (total of £594) – Register Enduring or Lasting Powers of Attorney

From £695 plus £139 VAT (total of £834) – Ordinary Powers of Attorney

From £795 plus £159 VAT (total of £954) – Lasting Powers of Attorney

 

Business Lasting Powers of Attorney:
From £695 plus £139 VAT (total of £834)

Note – company articles or partnership agreement may need to be amended when creating Business Lasting Powers of Attorney and this is not included in our fees.

 

Additional Costs:
£82 – Office of the Public Guardian Fee for registering one Lasting Power of Attorney

£164 – Office of the Public Guardian Fee for registering two Lasting Powers of Attorney

£246 – Office of the Public Guardian Fee for registering three Lasting Power of Attorney

£328 – Office of the Public Guardian Fee for registering four Lasting Powers of Attorney

Fee exemptions and reductions can be obtained depending on circumstances

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

Estate Administration in England and Wales

The following pricing information relates to probate and estate administration where all of the deceased’s assets are held in the UK. We are also able to assist with probate and estate administration where the deceased person was domiciled in England & Wales and owned assets abroad or was domiciled abroad and owned assets in England & Wales.

The following prices also relate to matters in which there are no disputes or claims made against an estate. Click here for more information about our disputes and litigation services and pricing.

Our fees listed below are payable from the deceased’s estate. If it appears that the value of an estate’s assets are likely to be less than its debts, we will discuss this with you.

 

Grant of Probate only

(This includes Grant of Letters of Administration, Grant of Representation and Grants of Probate – see our guide to Probate / Estate administration for more information about the different types of Grant).

Simple Estates

Level One

£995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194)

Level Two

£1,495 plus £299 VAT (total of £1,794)

Standard estates

Level One

£2,495 plus £499 VAT (total of £2,994)

Level Two

£3,995 plus £799 VAT (total of £4,794)

Complex estates

Level One

£4,995 plus £999 VAT (total of £5,994)

Level Two

£7,495 plus £1,499 VAT (total of £8,994)

Click here for detailed information about the price and what is included as part of our Grant of Probate only service.

Partial estate administration

(This applies if you require us to undertake any work in addition to our Grant of Probate only service and the fees below are payable in addition to our Grant of Probate only fees listed above).

Straightforward service

£495 plus £99 VAT (total of £594) to £995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194)

Bespoke service

Simple and Standard Estates

Hourly rate of £272 plus £54.40 (total of £326.40) subject to a minimum fee of £995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194)

Complex Estates

Hourly rate of £272 plus £54.40 (total of £326.40) subject to a minimum fee of £1,995 plus £399 VAT (total of £2,394)

Click here for detailed information about the price and what is included as part of our Partial estate administration service.

Full estate administration

(Our fees listed below cover the entire estate administration from beginning to end).

Simple estates

Level One

£2,995 plus £599 VAT (total of £3,594)

Level Two

£3,995 plus £799 VAT (total of £4,794)

Standard estates

Level One

£7,995 plus £1,599 VAT (total of £9,594)

Level Two

£12,995 plus £2,599 VAT (total of £4,794)

Complex estates

Level One

£14,995 plus £2,999 VAT (total of £17,994)

Level Two

£24,995 plus £4,999 VAT (total of £29,994)

Click here for detailed information about the price and what is included as part of our full administration service.

 

Additional Legal Fees that may be due on some but not all estates

Simple Estates and Standard Estates

Additional fee due when there is no Will or the Intestacy rules apply

£995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194)

Additional fee due for cross border / international probate

£995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194)

Note that the fee for advice and documents provided by foreign lawyers will be confirmed by foreign lawyers

Complex Estates

Additional fee due when there is no Will or the Intestacy rules apply

£1,995 plus £399 VAT (total of £2,394)

Additional fee due for cross border / international probate

£1,995 plus £399 VAT (total of £2,394)

 

Additional Costs that may be incurred

£300 – Probate Registry: Grant of Probate Application Fee

£1.50 – Copy Grant of Probate fee (per copy)

£3 – Land Registry fee per title

£200 to £300 (estimate) – Statutory Notices to Creditors

£234 (including VAT) – Estate search

£20 up to £1,105 – Land Registry fees for transferring or assenting the property (dependent on property value)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

From £495 plus £99 VAT (total of £594) – Disclaim Inheritance

From £995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194) – Deeds of Variation

 

Additional Costs that may be incurred

£3 – Land Registry title check fee (per property title)

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

Our fees are based on time spent dealing with your matter and our hourly rate is £272 plus £54.40 VAT per hour (total of £326.40). We will discuss the estimated cost with you at our initial meeting. Our work is subject to a minimum fee and we have included this below.

From £745 plus £149 VAT (total of £894) – Creating personal injury trusts

From £1,995 plus £339 VAT (total of £2,394) – Creating other lifetime trusts

From £495 plus £99 VAT (total of £594) – Providing advice to trustees

From £745 plus £149 VAT (total of £894)– Appointment or removal of trustees

From £995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194) – Making distributions from trusts

From £272 per hour plus £54.40 VAT (total of £326.40) – Acting as professional trustee

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

Wills

For one person:

Initial meeting: No charge 

Codicils (amendments to wills) – from £345 plus £69 VAT (total £414) 

Wills without trusts – from £445 plus £89 VAT (total £534) 

Wills with asset protection trusts – from £645 plus £129 VAT (total of £774) 

Bespoke wills – from £995 plus £199 VAT (total £1,194) 

We will confirm the exact cost following our initial meeting.

 

For two people:

Initial meeting: No charge 

Codicils (amendments to wills) – from £445 plus £89 VAT (total £534) 

Wills without trusts – from £645 plus £129 VAT (total of £774) 

Wills with asset protection trusts – from £945 plus £189 VAT (total of £1,134) 

Bespoke wills – from £1,495 plus £299 VAT (total £1,794) 

We will confirm the exact cost following our initial meeting.

 

Additional costs that may be incurred:
£3 per title – HM Land Registry fee for checking the title to a registered property

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

Estate Planning Packages

From £895 plus £179 VAT (total of £1,074) – Standard Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney

From £1,095 plus £219 VAT (total of £1,314) – Asset protection trust Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney

 

Additional costs that may be incurred:

£3 per title – HM Land Registry: Title Check Fee

£82- Office of the Public Guardian fee for registering one Lasting Powers of Attorney

£164 – Office of the Public Guardian fee for registering two Lasting Powers of Attorney

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

From £1,295 plus £259 VAT (total £1,554) – Standard Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney

From £1,545 plus £309 VAT (total £1,854) – Wills containing asset protection trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney

 

 

Additional costs that may be incurred:

£3 per title – HM Land Registry: Title Check Fee

£164- Office of the Public Guardian fee for registering one Lasting Powers of Attorney each

£328 – Office of the Public Guardian fee for registering two Lasting Powers of Attorney

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.

From £995 plus £199 VAT (total of £1,194) – Standard Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney

From £1,195 plus £239 VAT (total of £1,434) – Asset protection trust Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney

 

 

Additional costs that may be incurred:

£3 per title – HM Land Registry: Title Check Fee

£82 (per Lasting Power of Attorney) – Office of the Public Guardian fee for registering Lasting Powers of Attorney

£300 (estimate) – Notarised or Apostilled documents

The fee for advice and documents provided by foreign lawyers will be confirmed by foreign lawyers and is paid in addition to our fees.

 

Please contact us if you have any questions regarding our pricing.