We offer a clear, transparent fee charging structure

There is no charge for an initial meeting no matter how long the meeting lasts.

We charge fixed fees for all of our work and we will make sure you know exactly how much it will cost before we undertake any work.

The only exception to this is for Court of Protection work because the fees solicitors charge are set by the Court of Protection by reference to the time it takes to complete the work.

‘We felt confident that we were provided with the best information and advice’

“It’s unwise to pay too much, but it’s worse to pay too little. When you pay too much, you lose a little money – that’s all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing it was bought to do. The common law of business balance prohibits paying a little and getting a lot – it can’t be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it is well to add something for the risk you run, and if you do that you will have enough to pay for something better.”

John Ruskin (1819 – 1900)

Our Pricing

Our costs are based upon an hourly rate set and approved by the Court of Protection. The costs below are estimates based upon the average time we expect it to take to complete an application.

Estimate of £2,500 – Applications to appoint a Deputy

Estimate of £3,500 – Application for a Statutory Will

Estimate of £4,000 – Applications for other matters by existing deputies or attorneys

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

Additional Costs:

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

£365 – Court of Protection application fee*

*Fee exemptions and reductions can be obtained depending on circumstances

Succession and Inheritance Tax Planning

£1,750 – Succession Report
£2,250 – Succession Report including calculation of Inheritance Tax position
£2,450 – Succession Report including Inheritance Tax calculation and advice

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

 

Wills

For one person:

£300 – codicil

£350 – simple will

£450 – will with property protection

£500 – will with full asset protection

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

For two people:

£450 – codicil

£550 – simple will

£750 – will with property protection

£850 – will with full asset protection

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

 

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

£200 (estimate) – Notarised or Apostilled documents

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

 

Probate and Estate Administration

No Inheritance Tax due

£995 – Grant of Probate application only

£2,250 – Part administration

£2,950 – Full estate administration

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

For detailed information about what is included in our service, please see the Probate and Estate Administration pricing section.

 

Inheritance Tax due

£1,995 – Grant of Probate application only

£4,950 – Part administration

£5,950 – Full estate administration

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

For detailed information about what is included in our service, please see the Probate and Estate Administration pricing section.

 

Additional Costs that may be incurred

£155 – 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

For one person:

£250 – Revoke or Register an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney

£300 – Ordinary Power of Attorney

£450 – Property and Financial Affairs

£450 – Health and Welfare

£550 – Both Property and Financial Affairs AND Health and Welfare

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

 

For two people:

£400 – Revoke or Register an Enduring or Lasting Power of Attorney

£450 – Ordinary Power of Attorney

£650 – Property and Financial Affairs

£650 – Health and Welfare

£750 – Both Property and Financial Affairs AND Health and Welfare

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

 

Business Lasting Powers of Attorney:
£650 – for one business owner/director

£850 – for two business owners/directors

£900 – for three business owners/directors

£950 – for four business owners/directors

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on 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

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.

 

Professional Attorney
£500 per year – Annual checking service

£500 per £100,000 gross value of assets subject to a minimum fee of £1,000 (equivalent to £200,000 gross value of assets) – Acting as professional attorney

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

Estate Administration in England and Wales

 

Click here for information about our cross border and international estate administration service.

 

No Inheritance Tax due

£495 – Review of application papers prepared by executors

£695 – Grant application only

£1,950 – Part administration (for example all work required to obtain probate or complete the administration once probate has been received)

£2,495 – Full estate administration

Please note that we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

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

 

Inheritance Tax due

£695 – Review of application papers prepared by executors

£995 – Grant application only

£3,950 – Part administration (for example all work required to obtain probate or complete the administration once probate has been received)

£4,950 – Full estate administration

Please note that we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

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

 

Additional Costs that may be incurred

£155 – Probate Registry: Grant of Probate Application Fee

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

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

£300 – Disclaim Inheritance

£400 – Deed of Variation

£1,250 – Succession Report

£1,750 – Succession Report with calculation of current Inheritance Tax position

£1,950 – Succession Report with Inheritance Tax planning advice

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

£500 – Appointment or removal of trustees

£750 – Making payments from a trust

£450 – Creating a personal injury trust

£750 – Creating other lifetime trusts

£750 – Providing advice to trustees on a one-off basis

£750 (minimum annual fee) – Providing ongoing advice to trustees – Fee is calculated as £350 per £100,000 gross value of assets subject to a minimum fee of £750 (equivalent to £200,000 gross value of assets)

£1,000 (minimum annual fee) – Acting as professional trustee for trusts – Fee is calculated as £500 per £100,000 gross value of assets subject to a minimum fee of £1,000 (equivalent to £200,000 gross value of assets)

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

Wills

For one person:

£200 – codicil

£250 – simple will

£350 – will with property protection

£400 – will with full asset protection

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

For two people:

£250 – codicil

£350 – simple will

£550 – will with property protection

£650 – will with full asset protection

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

 

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

Estate Planning Packages

£600 – Simple Will and both Lasting Powers of Attorney

£800 – Will with Full Asset Protection and both Lasting Powers of Attorney

£1,750 – Will and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession Report

£2,250 – Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession report including Inheritance Tax calculation and advice

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

Additional costs that may be incurred:

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

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

£950 – Simple Wills and both Lasting Powers of Attorney

£1,200 – Wills with Full Asset Protection and both Lasting Powers of Attorney

£1,950 – Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession Report

£2,450 – Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession report including Inheritance Tax calculation and advice

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

Additional costs that may be incurred:

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

£328 – Office of the Public Guardian fee for registering Power of Attorney

Our family succession planning package includes legal documents and advice for parents and children.

£1,950 – Wills with Full Asset Protection and Lasting Powers of Attorney

£2,950 – Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession Report

£3,250 – Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession report including Inheritance Tax calculation and advice

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

Additional costs that may be incurred:

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

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

£1,300 – Will with Full Asset Protection and Lasting Powers of Attorney (including Business Lasting Powers of Attorney)

£1,950 – Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession Report

£2,450 – Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession report including Inheritance Tax calculation and advice

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

Additional costs that may be incurred:

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

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

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.

£1,150 – Wills with Full Asset Protection and both Lasting Powers of Attorney

£2,450 – Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession Report

£2,950 – Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with Succession report including Inheritance Tax calculation and advice

Please note we are not currently charging VAT on our fees.

Additional costs that may be incurred:

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

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

£200 (estimate) – Notarised or Apostilled documents

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