At OGR Stock Denton we can advise on the technicalities of probate and the administration of estates, taking over the burden of all the associated paperwork and liaising with the relevant organisations on your behalf and dealing with Inheritance Tax. This will give you peace of mind that all the relevant rules are being followed and reduce the burden on your shoulders during a difficult time.
We charge an hourly rate of between £220 and £385 plus VAT, which will depend on the level of experience of the solicitor dealing with your matter. The higher rate is usually for the partner supervising the matter, whereas the general day to day work on the matter would be carried out by associates and other less experienced members of the team (therefore the hourly rate varies accordingly). Our probate team is headed up and supervised by Richard Denton.
We do not charge a percentage of estate value, which the Law Society rules entitle us to do. As a general guide, depending on the complexity and time taken for the probate to be granted, the total fees could equate to approximately 1-3% of the estate plus VAT.
Please note that this does not include disbursements payable by you, such as probate application fees of £155 plus an additional fee of £1.50 per copy, Land Registry fees and other third party fees where relevant.
Land Registry search fees are usually in the range of between £400-£800 plus VAT and depends on the value of the property. For more information please see the land registry fee scale here.
For further information on any of the services we provide, please contact our solicitors today.
[Please note all VAT is charged at the prevailing rate of 20%]