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Longridge: 01772 783 314 
Garstang: 01995 602 129 
Lancaster: 01524 581 306 

Fees  Probate Solicitors in Lancaster and Preston 

Our team of Probate Solicitors in Lancaster and Preston offer fixed fees in most areas of Private Client law. 
 
If there is any service not covered on the list below, please contact our team, here, for a full breakdown of any fees payable, and disbursements (if applicable). 
 
Our team offer home visits, by appointment, with any additional fees to be agreed prior to the appointment.  
A payment up front may be required to cover travel costs and time. 
Fees 
Initial Consultation  
30 minute appointment 
Covers any Probate dispute, Wills queries, LPA queries, transfer of property to a family member or friend, tax and care home fee advice 
Does not include consideration of any documents or preparation of any written advice 
£75.00 + VAT 
 
A written report can be prepared for an additional fee of £25.00 + VAT 
Single Will 
To find out more about a Will, click here
 
30 minute appointment to discuss your requirements for your Will, and your wishes 
Preparation of your draft Will, and making any amendments (as required) 
Completion of your final Will  
Storage of your final Will 
Does not include any additional work required, such as full advice about inheritance tax or the inclusion of trust provisions in your Will 
£140.00 + VAT 
A pair of Wills (including 'Mirror' Wills) 
To find out what Mirror Wills are, click here
 
30 minute appointment to discuss your requirements for your Wills, and your wishes 
Preparation of your draft Wills, and making any amendments (as required) 
Completion of your final Wills 
Storage of your final Wills 
Does not include any additional work required, such as full advice about inheritance tax or the inclusion of trust provisions in your Wills 
£240.00 + VAT 
Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) - either Financial Decisions or Health & Welfare Decisions 
To find out what an LPA is, click here. 
 
30 minute appointment to discuss your requirements for your LPA and to ascertain capacity 
Preparation of the LPA, and making any amendments (as required) 
Attendance upon you to go through and complete your LPA, including giving any advice required 
Sending the document to your Attorney(s) for signature 
Sending the document to the Office of the Public Guardian for registration 
Arranging for collection of the original LPA following registration 
One LPA - £250.00 + VAT plus Registration fee - £82.00* 
 
Both LPAs - £400.00 + VAT plus Registration fees - £164.00* 
 
Four LPAs (For example, a couple making both types of LPA) - £750.00 + VAT plus Registration fees - £328.00* 
 
*Unless you qualify for a fee remission or exemption 
Certified Copies of a Lasting Power of Attorney 
 
Preparation of a certified copy of an LPA in line with the legal requirements 
This fee is charged per copy of the LPA 
£25.00 + VAT 
Application for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration 
To find out what Probate and Letters of Administration are, click here. 
 
30 minute consultation 
Completion of the IHT205 form 
Preparation of Probate Registry application 
Submitting the forms to the Probate Registry 
Forwarding the final document to you following receipt 
This fee does not include writing to any organisations to obtain final figures for assets and liabilities, or distribution of any estate 
Completion of additional Inheritance Tax forms, and arranging payment of Inheritance Tax will incur additional costs 
£550.00 + VAT 
 
Additional work, such as writing to companies to obtain figures, will be charged at an additional fee, to be agreed with the Private Client Department prior to commencing work. 
Estate Administration - (Including application for a Grant of Probate / Letters of Administration, if required) Collection and Distribution of the Estate  
 
Attendance upon you to obtain all relevant information 
Liaising with third parties to obtain final figures for assets and liabilities 
Completion of Inheritance Tax forms and drafting Statement of Truth 
Dealing with the Probate Registry 
Once Probate has been obtained, dealing with closing any accounts and collecting in funds 
Preparing a final statement and attending to distribution 
Fixed fee to be agreed prior to work commencing with the Private Client Department  
or charged on the fee earner's hourly rate. 
 
All of our Estate Administration work will be handled by Lorraine Gill, a qualified CILEx fellow with 14 years’ experience. Lorraine’s hourly rate is £185.00 plus VAT per hour. 
 
Attendances, consideration of documents, and preparation of any paperwork will be calculated in increments of 6 minutes, which is classed as one unit. For example, this means that if we are in attendance with you or we are considering documents for 35 minutes, this will be 6 units. 
 
Letters/emails sent and telephone calls made or received will be calculated as one unit each, unless they are longer than a standard call or letter, in which case the time taken will be calculated. Letters/emails received are charged at half a unit each.One unit of work is costed at £18.50 plus VAT.  
 
You will be provided with itemised bills, showing what work has been carried out throughout your matter. We will usually raise an invoice at the end of specific stages of your matter, for example, when the application for Probate is submitted, or once funds have been received into the estate. 
 
Whilst we will endeavour to keep you informed of our costs at all stages, if at any point you would like to discuss your file and the fees charged, please do let us know. 
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