When a loved one passes away, dealing with their estate can be a difficult and overwhelming task. Our experienced probate team, led by Dorothy Turner, a solicitor with over 15 years' experience, can guide your through the process and provide you with the support you need during this challenging time.
Our fees for probate matters are based on an hourly rate is most circumstances. This is currently between £180.00+ VAT to £250.00 + VAT, depending on the case handler. Each probate matter is unique, however most matters tend to cost somewhere in the region of £1500 - £3000 +VAT. Please note, that this is merely a reference point and that the final fee will depend on the complexity of the estate and the work required. Rest assured, an estimate of costs will be provided prior to conducting any work, after our initial discussions. All legal costs are subject to VAT at the usual rate.
For matters where the Gross value of the estate is between £1,000,000 - £2,000,000, a fixed fee of 2% of the gross value of the estate is charged. Where the Gross value of the estate is £2,000,000 +, our fees are 2.5% of the gross value of the estate.
In addition to our professional charges, there may also be disbursements that will need to be paid during the probate process. These disbursements are expenses that we pay to third parties, such as the Probate Registry or HMRC. Some common disbursements include an advertisement in The London Gazette, which is approximately £90.00 + VAT, and valuations which can also be subject to VAT. Some disbursements, such as application fees are not subject to VAT. Once we are familiar with the details with your matter, we will be able to notify you of the possible disbursements and also if they are subject to VAT.
Please note that every probate case is unique, and the costs can vary depending on the specific circumstances. For a bespoke estimate on your probate matter, please do not hesitate to contact us using the enquiry form on our website or call us directly on 01234 350 244.