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Probate Solicitor Costs

Fees for Probate Services

The Probate department within Coles Miller Solicitors LLP would expect the administration of a typical estate to take between 15 and 20 hours (this is subject to individual matters) with work charged at £330 + VAT per hour. Total costs would therefore be estimated at £4950-6600 + VAT, plus disbursements.

The exact cost will depend on the deceased’s individual circumstances, for example, if there is one beneficiary and no property to sell, costs will be at or below the lower end of the estimate. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at, or above the higher end of the estimate.

We will handle the full process for you. The estimate issued is applicable to estates where:

  • There is a valid Will that deals clearly and properly with the assets held by the deceased. This does not apply in circumstances where there may, for example, be a discretionary trust incorporated in the Will
  • There is no more than one property
  • There are no more than 3 banks or building societies holding accounts for the deceased
  • There are no other intangible assets of financial value
  • There are no more than 3-4 beneficiaries and no more than 3-4 specific gifts in the Will
  • There are no disputes between beneficiaries on division of assets. If disputes arise this is likely to lead to a substantial increase in costs
  • There is no inheritance tax payable and the executors do not need to submit a full account to HMRC
  • There are no claims made against the estate
  • You are able to supply Coles Miller Solicitors LLP with original copies of the deceased’s final Will, death certificate, marriage certificate (if appropriate), title deeds and any other death certificates and wills for any spouse or civil partner who has predeceased.
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Additional Costs

There are several circumstances which are likely to incur additional costs:

  • If there is no Will or the estate consists of any share holdings (stocks and bonds); it is likely that additional costs could range significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with*
  • If any additional copies of the grant are required, they will cost 1.50p (1 per asset usually)
  • If the estate includes any offshore or overseas assets, additional costs are highly likely and we may need to appoint an overseas lawyer to help administer those assets
  • Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate
  • If the estate includes a leasehold property and the lease is either short or defective.

*We would willingly issue a more accurate quote once we have obtained the information required.

We do offer fixed fees for obtaining a grant of representation only. If matters were straightforward and there are no dealings with HMRC, our fees are £950 + VAT plus disbursements.

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All probate matters are handled by our experienced solicitors, and headed up by Partner Anthony Weber

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Anthony Weber

Partner and Head of Wills & Probate

Jenny Oxley

Partner

Kerry Hay

Associate Solicitor

Marie Harder

Associate Solicitor

Ricky Langlois

Associate Solicitor

David Parfitt

Coles Miller Consultant

Holly Munro

Solicitor

Stephen Peck

Solicitor

Emma Stagg

Private Client Executive

Julie Morgan

Trainee Legal Executive (ACILEx)

Lucy Hingston

Trusts Executive

Shadi Meehan (Maternity Leave)

Trainee Legal Executive

Mari Swain

Paralegal

Justine Hefferin

Legal Executive

Taras Tymofijiw

Trust Expert

Christine Vaughan

Paralegal

Sunshine Malama

Lead COP Specialist Paralegal & PA to Anthony Weber

Antonia Chan

Trainee Solicitor

Jasmine Payne

Trainee Solicitor

Adele Jones

Legal Secretary

Alexandra Sagan

Legal Secretary

Bercim Temel

Legal Secretary

Carol Patrick

Legal Secretary

Shirley Ellis

Legal Secretary

Sophie Lawson

Legal Secretary

Suzy Trickett

Legal Secretary

Zoe Stynes - Maternity Leave

Legal Secretary

Jocelyn Brown

Legal Secretary

Susan Burgess

Legal Secretary

Georgia Robinson (Maternity Leave)

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