We anticipate this will take between 10 and 30 hours work at hourly rates between £132.00 (£110 plus VAT @ £22) and £258 (£215 plus VAT @ £43) per hour depending on the level of experience and qualification of the fee earner. Total cost estimated at £2,400 (£2,000 plus VAT @ £400) – £6,600 (£6,000 plus VAT @ £600).
The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.
We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:
We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
On average. Estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 6-12 months. Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate takes 6-8 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 4-12 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes up to 12 months.
We have a highly experienced team of five fee earners who may work on your matter complemented by support staff.
Regardless of who woks on your matter, they will be supervised by Emma Bell.
Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2007 and works exclusively on estate planning and administration, care home fee planning, wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Nigel qualified as a solicitor over 40 years ago and specialises in Court of Protection work and the administration of estates.
Diane qualified as a solicitor in 1985 and specialises in estate and succession planning, trusts and care home fee planning. Diane is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).
Emma Da Silva
Emma joined the firm in 2015 and is a Chartered Legal Executive. She has a background of litigation work but is currently training to be a full time member of the Probate department.
Vicki joined us in 2015 from Andrew Jackson Solicitors. She has attained Level 3 ILEX. Vicki has been undertaking administration of estates, wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney for over 20 years.
All qualified solicitors charge £276 (£230 plus VAT £46) per hour. Other named fee earners charge £234 (£195 plus VAT £39) per hour.