Private client.

In relation to the SRA’s new Transparency Rules, please find below pricing enabling you to make an informed decision regarding your legal affairs.

Private Client Costs

We offer a free 30 minute no obligation meeting and any advice thereafter will be charged at an hourly rate (up to £210 per hour) unless falling under a fixed fee category below:

EPAs (fixed costs) Description Price
Registration EPA –registration – preparing the forms to register the EPA including all notices and correspondence required.   Once completed registering the EPA with the OPG. Once registered the EPA will be handed back to the client. £750
Revocation EPA – revocation. Drafting the revocation, arranging signature and sending to OPG only. £250

 

LPAs (fixed costs) Description Price
Single LPA – revocation. Drafting the revocation, arranging signature and sending to OPG only. £450
Double LPA – revocation. Drafting the revocation, arranging signature and sending to OPG only. £800
4 LPAs LPA – revocation. Drafting the revocation, arranging signature and sending to OPG only. £1500
Plus a registration fee of £82 per LPA payable to the OPG

 

All of the above depends on the timings of the OPG. We are able to draft the documents within a day if required, however, the OPG can take up to 3 months to register an EPA/LPA. We shall notify you when the document has been sent to the OPG.

Will (fixed costs) Single Mirror
Straightforward (no tax advice) £300 £500
IPDI (outright gift) £750 £1500
Disc trust (outright gift) £750 £1500
IPDI then disc trust £1250 £2000

 

Wills – initial meeting gathering information. Tax advice if required. Drafting the will. Seeking approval. Then arranging for signature. Storing the Will. A Will can be completed within a day if the circumstances demand, however, the majority of our Wills take approximately 2-3 weeks to complete as this allows you time to review the draft document and make sure you are happy with it before it is signed.

Secure storage of Will – free of charge

Estates  
Grant only (fixed costs)
IHT 205 £1500 – £2000
IHT 400 no tax £2500 – £3000

 

Whole estate administration is charged at an hourly rate (£110 – £210). In the initial engagement letter an estimate will be given on the likely amount of hours it will take.

Estates – grant only – the client is to provide us with all paperwork required to draft the papers. We will then prepare the oath and IHT form based on that information. Once the grant is obtained, it will be passed back to the client. We do not administer the estate. From the moment all the information is passed to us from the client, this type of work can take a week or so before it is sent to the Probate Registry. The Probate Registry will then issue the grant within 3-5 weeks.

Estates – whole estate – we do everything from gathering in the date of death valuations of the estates, completing the oath and IHT papers, preparing estate accounts, distributing the estate, finalising the income tax position. The time frame of dealing with a whole estate depends largely on the size of the estate. Small estates can take between 6-12 months to finalise, whereas larger estate can take between 12 – 24 months.

Court of Protection  
Deputyship application (hourly) £5000 upwards
Statutory Will application (hourly) £5000 upwards

 

Deputyship and statutory Will application. The timeframes of these matters are largely dictated by the Court of Protection.