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The team  has over  20  years of collective experience  in dealing with  high quality work in all matters  relating to   probate    and  estate  matters.

There  are two members of the team  who may work on your behalf  :

Richard McConnell  - Director

Anita   Lovely  Kumrai – solicitor 

Probate ( uncontested  cases with all assets  in the UK )

We anticipate this will take between   6 – 10  hours  of work  Total costs /legal fees   estimated at 250 per hour   (+VAT).

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:

  • There is a valid will
  • There is no more than one property
  • There are no more than 3  bank or building society accounts
  • There are no other intangible assets
  • There are no more than  4  beneficiaries
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to an increase in costs
  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims made against the estate
  • All assets are in the  UK 

Disbursements included in this fee:

  • Probate application fee of £ 155 plus £5 for ten additional copies
  • £7.50 Swearing of the oath (per executor)
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary)
  • £250 Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
  • £250 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Potential additional costs

  • If there is no will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds) there is likely to be additional costs that could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. We can give you a more accurate quote once we have more information.
  • If any additional copies of the grant are required, they will cost £5 ( for ten copies y).
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included.

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 3-12  months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes  3 to 6 months . Collecting assets then follows, which can take between   3- 6 months weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes  2 months.

Example template (fixed fee)

Probate

We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf. We will also undertake the collecting and distributing of assets.

How much does this service cost?

TOTAL: fixed fee of £X (incl. VAT).

This includes: obtaining the grant, collecting assets and distributing them.

Breakdown of costs:

Legal fees £2500  ( on basis of   10 hours )

VAT on legal fees £500

Disbursements (£  in total):

  • Probate court fee of £ 155 plus £5 for copies.
  • £7.50 Swearing of the oath (per executor).
  • Bankruptcy-only Land Charges Department searches (£2 per beneficiary).
  • £250  Post in The London Gazette – Protects against unexpected claims from unknown creditors.
  • £250 Post in a Local Newspaper – This also helps to protect against unexpected claims.

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

As part of our fixed fee we will:

  • Provide you with a dedicated and experienced probate solicitor to work on your matter
  • Identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries
  • Accurately identify the type of Probate application you will require
  • Obtain the relevant documents required to make the application
  • Complete the Probate Application and the relevant HMRC forms
  • Draft a legal oath for you to swear
  • Make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf
  • Obtain the Probate and securely send two copies to you
  • Collect and distribute all assets in the estate

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within  3-12  months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes   3 months to  6 months depending on the esate .  Collecting assets then follows, which can take between X-X weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes X-X weeks.

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