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Simple Wills

Single Will

£150 plus VAT

Mirror Image Wills (identical Wills drafted for two people at the same time)

£220 plus VAT

Statement of Exclusion of potential beneficiaries

£50 plus VAT

More Complex Wills

Single Will

from £270 plus VAT

Mirror Image Wills                      

from £370 plus VAT          

Our Will costs include taking your instructions, drafting the Will, having it executed and storing it in our secure strong room. The work can usually be done over the course of a couple of weeks.         

 

Estates

Initial Meeting for advice (we will help you to assess your options and talk you through the process before accepting formal instructions from you)

£95 plus VAT

Obtaining a Grant of Probate (where you deal with the remainder of the Estate)

£600 plus VAT plus Court Fee of £155 and a £1.50 charge for office copies of documents

 

Dealing with a simple Estate

Our work would include applying for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, collecting in the assets, drafting estate accounts and distributing them.  We can also pay any Inheritance tax that may be due. You can view the latest HMRC guidelines and Inheritance Tax calculators on the HMRC website

Our work is charged at an hourly rate:

 

£ Rate per hour

Senior Private Client solicitor

£215 plus VAT

Private Client solicitor

£165 plus VAT

Private Client paralegal

£145 plus VAT

A Simple Estate generally costs in the region of £2,000 plus VAT plus disbursements but costs can reach £5,000 plus VAT plus disbursements if, for example, there are multiple beneficiaries and multiple bank accounts. On average a simple Estate can take between 6 months and one year to complete. Disbursements are costs that relate to your matter that are payable to third parties. Standard disbursements include:

Probate Application Fee

from £155*

Swearing of the Oath where applicable (per executor)

£7

Bankruptcy searches (per beneficiary)

£2

 

Dealing with a Complex Estate or an Estate where Pinkney Grunwells Lawyers LLP are Executors

Our work would include applying for the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration, collecting in the assets, drafting estate accounts and distributing them.  We can also pay any Inheritance tax that may be due.We can also pay any Inheritance tax that may be due. You can view the latest HMRC guidelines and Inheritance Tax calculators on the HMRC website

Our work is charged at an hourly rate:

 

£ Rate per hour

Senior Private Client solicitor

£215 plus VAT

Private Client solicitor

£165 plus VAT

Private Client paralegal

£145 plus VAT

Fees for a complex Estate generally begin in the region of £5,000 plus VAT plus disbursements but can increase significantly if, for example, there are a large number of assets or where another legal jurisdiction is involved.  Our fees are based on the chargeable time spent in dealing with the Estate plus a 1% value factor. If there is no Will, or if the estate consists of any shareholdings, there are likely to be additional costs that could range considerably depending on how the estate is to be dealt with. It should also be noted that the costs of any sale or transfer of any property are not included.  We can advise you of the potential costs relating to your particular matter once we have full instructions from you. On average a complex Estate can take between one and two years to complete. Disbursements are costs that relate to your matter that are payable to third parties. Standard disbursements include:

Probate Application Fee

from £155*

Swearing of the Oath where applicable (per executor)

£7

Bankruptcy searches (per beneficiary)

£2

 

Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney; Health and Welfare and Property and Financial Affairs. Our fees depend on whether you require one or both Lasting Powers of Attorney drafting and if we are drafting them on your sole behalf, or for you as a couple.  We appreciate that the cost can be quite high to create and register a Lasting Power of Attorney and we have therefore broken our costs down into three separate parts. If you would rather have the Lasting Power of Attorney created and held by our firm until it may become necessary to have the document registered at the Office for the Public Guardian, we can do this for you and register the document at a later date. However this is not usually advised.

One client making one type of LPA (Property & Financial Affairs or Health & Welfare)

Draft and Create your LPA only without registering it with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

£250 plus VAT

Registration with the OPG at a time separate to drafting your LPA

£250 plus VAT plus £82 registration fee to OPG

Draft and Create your LPA and register it with the OPG   

£450 plus VAT plus £82 registration fee to OPG

 

One client making both types of LPA (Property & Financial Affairs or Health & Welfare)

Draft and Create your LPAs only without registering it with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

£400 plus VAT

Registration with the OPG at a time separate to drafting your LPAs

£500 plus VAT plus £164 registration fee to OPG

Draft and Create your LPAs and register them with the OPG   

£750 plus VAT plus £164 registration fee to OPG

 

Two clients making one type of LPA (Property & Financial Affairs or Health & Welfare)

Draft and Create your LPAs only without registering it with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

£400 plus VAT

Registration with the OPG at a time separate to drafting your LPAs

£400 plus VAT plus £164 registration fee to OPG

Draft and Create your LPAs and register them with the OPG   

£750 plus VAT plus £164 registration fee to OPG

 

Two clients making both types of LPA (Property & Financial Affairs or Health & Welfare)

Draft and Create your LPAs only without registering it with the Office of the Public Guardian (OPG)

£750 plus VAT

Registration with the OPG at a time separate to drafting your LPAs

£750 plus VAT plus £328 registration fee to OPG

Draft and Create your LPAs and register them with the OPG   

£1100 plus VAT plus £328 registration fee to OPG

 

Extra charges may apply if we have to obtain numerous Attorneys’ execution to the document. The charge per Attorney signing where there are more than 2 Attorneys is £20 plus VAT.

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