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Why use Levins for Probate ? Good Service and Clear Transparent Fees

Dealing with a loved one’s estate can often be confusing, time consuming and highly emotional. The risks involved in acting as an executor or administrator of someone’s estate are not always fully appreciated by those appointed. For example, executors can be held personally liable to the beneficiaries if they do not act promptly and with due diligence. Instructing a Solicitor to assist can help minimise the risks for the executors.

Our specialist probate solicitor, Jessica Flaherty can help relieve the burden of administering an estate and make the process as straightforward as possible. What’s more, you will only be charged for work done on behalf of the estate at a fixed hourly rate. No hidden fees or additional charges at the end of the matter.

 

PRIVATE CLIENT FIXED FEE LIST 2019

 

Matter Our fee VAT Disbursements Total
Single Will £150.00 £30.00 n/a £180.00
10% discount available to repeat clients provided Will was made by us in last five years
Mirror Will £250.00 £50.00 n/a £300.00
10% discount available to repeat clients provided Wills were made by us in last five years
Amendments £100.00 £20.00 n/a £120.00
·       Will must have been prepared through us in the last five years·       If multiple changes required then new Will may need to be drafted
LPA Property & Finances** £300.00 £60.00 £82.00 (registration fee)£39.00 (case man fee) £481.00
LPA Health & Welfare** £300.00 £60.00 £82.00 (registration fee)£39.00 (case man fee) £481.00
LPA Property & Finances and Health & Welfare** £500.00 £100.00 £164.00 (registration fee)£39.00 (case man fee) £803.00
LPA/EPA Registration only** £200.00 £40.00 £82.00 (registration fee) £322.00
Court of Protection** £850.00 £170.00 £400.00 (court fee)  £1420.00Please note there is also a capacity assessment fee and deputyship bond fee both of which vary
Probate – Grant only – estate up to £325,000 £650.00 £130.00 £155.00 (court fee)£50.40 (case man fee) £985.40 plus disbursements
Probate – Grant only – estate over £325,000 £900.00 £180.00 £155.00 (court fee)£50.40 (case man fee) £1285.40 plus disbursements
Expedited Probate – Grant only – estate up to £325,000 £1000.00 £200.00 £155.00 (court fee)£50.40 (case man fee) £1405.40 plus disbursements
We will prepare papers and lodge application same day on following conditions:·       The original Will is readily available (where one exists), Will must be held by executors and brought to appointment or held by us.

·       All executors who wish to apply must attend the office and bring ID

·       Original Death Certificate must be brought to appointment

·       Two and a half hours to be blocked out of fee earners diary (1 hour for appointment and 1 hour to prepare papers). Clients to be told that they will have appointment then asked to return 1 hour following end of appointment to collect documents.

Probate – Full administration** Charged on a time and cost basis and will depend on work involved. Clients will be advised of fees estimate at initial appointment when they have provided full details of the estate.JLF hourly rate – £195.00 plus VAT

SL hourly rate – £180.00 plus VAT

 

 

** additional fees of £2.00 per person/attorney/deputy for bankruptcy checks and £4.20 per client for ID checks

 

Disbursements payable for Probate – Grant only

  • £2.50 copies of Grant
  • £2.00 per person bankruptcy check (executors and deceased)
  • £4.20 ID check per executor

 

 

ALL PRIVATE CLIENT MATTERS REQUIRE A PAYMENT ON ACCOUNT AT INITIAL APPOINTMENT FOR A MINIMUM OF £240.00 OR FULL FEE FOR A SINGLE WILL. PAYMENT REQUIRED PRIOR TO APPOINTMENT FOR HOME VISITS

 

If you need advice regarding Probate contact Levins Solicitors today.

 

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