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.
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
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
£175.00 + 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
£325.00 + 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 - £300.00 + VAT plus Registration fee - £82.00*
Both LPAs - £450.00 + 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
£650.00 + 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 £200.00 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 £20 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.