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
|10% discount available to repeat clients provided Will was made by us in last five years|
|10% discount available to repeat clients provided Wills were made by us in last five years|
|· 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.