We will act for you in drafting a Will, Estate Planning, Estate administration and in your contested Wills/Estate matter before and after the issue of a claim at court.
We cannot always give an estimate of our legal fees for probate matters but the fees below are a guide to our charges. Call us to discuss your case in detail and we will offer you a fixed, estimated or fee based on the gross value of the estate based on the complicity or quantity of work to be carried out.
Obtaining a grant of representation in England and Wales
Our legal Fees
Obtaining a Grant (IHT205)
£800 – £3000 VAT where applicable at 20%
Obtaining a Grant (IHT400)
£2500 – £6000 VAT where applicable at 20%
Resealing of Grant
£2,000-£10,000 VAT where applicable at 20%
Contentious probate cases before the issue of a claim
£750 – £10,000 VAT where applicable at 20%
Contentious probate cases to issue or defend a claim and to deal with your court case till its settlement in or outside Court.
£2500- £50,000 VAT where applicable at 20%
Administration of Estate
1. Hourly fee of £225 all-inclusive or
2. 1-4% of Gross Estate (minimum fee £3500 all inclusive)
A fee based on percent depends on the gross value of the estate and how many beneficiaries, accounts or assets the deceased had.
The lower the gross value of the estate the higher the percentage we will charge and higher the gross value of the estate the lower our fees will be.
We can hold off from collecting our fees until we bring in the assets. In order words, you can pay our fees after we bring in the assets.
We will inform you if there is a need to increase our estimated fees. We will not carry out further work without informing you of a fee increase.
It takes up to 6 months to obtain a grant of probate. If the estate is straightforward to administer it will take 3-6 months.
If we need to pay Inheritance tax, need to employ the services of an expert, need to deal with numerous beneficiaries, banks, financial institutions and assets have to be sold it can take a further 6 – 12 months to conclude matters. If the matter is delayed for any reason we will continue to let you know what the likely timescales will be.