We anticipate this will take between 5 and 6 hours work for a straightforward case at up to £250 per hour, depending on which fee-earner has conduct of your matter. On that basis our total costs are estimated at £1250 – £1500 (+VAT).The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end
We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:
Likely disbursements to be added to our estimated fee:
Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Potential additional costs:
The above list is not intended to be exhaustive. In all cases, our estimated fee will take into account the individual circumstances of the matter as these appear at the time the estimate is given. Should the circumstances change or be different to originally thought as further information comes to light, you will be advised of this and you will be provided with a revised costs estimate.
In our experience, costs for Probate matters fall within the range of £1250 for an exceptionally simply matter to £50000 where the Estate is extremely complex. Your costs estimate will reflect your individual circumstances.
How long will this take?
On average, estates that fall within the simple range are dealt with within 6-8 months. Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate takes 12-16 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 12-16 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes 4-8 weeks. Complex estates may take significantly longer than this. In extremely complex cases, this may be as long a several years.
Gabriel is the head of the probate team. Gabriel qualified as a Solicitor in 2007 and has gained over 11 years’ experience in dealing with probate cases.