We offer a fixed fee for applications for Grant of Representation which is limited by the amount of assets in the estate. The price below details what is included and what limitations there are for the service. The grant of representation services include the completion and submission of the relevant forms and other required documentation for taxation as well as the completion and submission of forms for the grant of representation.
The below prices do not include VAT or disbursements
FEE: £795.00/(+VAT at the current rate of 20%)
With Transfer of Nil-Rate Band
FEE: £895/(+VAT at the current rate of 20%)
FEE: £1,250 to £2,000.00 /(+VAT at the current rate of 20%)
The below is an estimate for administering an estate. Our fees are calculated on an hourly rate and an estimated cost for this service is provided below based on a typical case.
This is an average figure but every case would be looked at individually and quoted for accordingly as it is impossible to give a completely accurate quote without knowledge of the particular circumstances of any case.
The below estimate does not include VAT or disbursements
Hourly Rates are as follows:
Paralegal: £125 (+VAT)
Trainee Solicitor: £133 (+VAT)
Assistant Solicitor (less than 3 years PQE): £175 (+VAT)
Assistant Solicitor (more than 3 years PQE): £201 (+VAT)
Associate Solicitor: £220 (+VAT)
Partner: £230 (+VAT)
Estimated Hours: 25
Estimated Timescale: 8 – 14 months
Complex matters can take considerably longer
Every case is different, to get a bespoke estimate contact us today and we can discuss the specifics of yours. Non taxable estates are likely to be towards the lower end of the costs estimate and taxable estates are likely to be towards the higher end of the costs estimate.
For additional information on Inheritance Tax please visit the gov.uk website:
Please note the following are not included:
At this stage, we will go through the deceased’s papers and bank statements to establish their assets and liabilities. This can be quite straightforward, however, in some cases, there may be multiple investments, properties, and other personal belongings to consider.
At this stage, we may need to contact banks, lenders, fund managers, pension providers, the local government, the DWP, and HMRC.
Regardless of whether inheritance tax must be paid inheritance tax forms must be completed. One form is used for non-taxable estates, another for taxable estates.
The Executor will complete the related forms as well as any additional schedules to establish the amount of tax payable.
If there is inheritance tax payable on the estate then it must be paid prior to obtaining the grant of probate. Funds can be transferred directly from one of the deceased’s accounts for this if there are sufficient funds.
Once we have assessed the size of the estate we will be able to complete the probate application form by applying to the Probate Registry.
The Executor’s will need to swear an oath at this stage to confirm that the details of the application are correct
At this stage we will pay the applicable probate fees on your behalf. These are fixed regardless of the size of the estate and are detailed above in the disbursements section.
We will collect in the assets of the estate, discharge the liabilities and subsequently distribute the estate in accordance with a Will or the rule of intestacy.