Probate & Estate Administration

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  • Dedicated experts with extensive experience
  • Total clarity on costs from the outset

Probate - Grant Only

This service is where you would like to instruct HCB to obtain the Grant of Probate only and afterwards, you would deal with the administration of the estate. This is dealt with on a fixed fee basis.

Grant Only – Fixed Fee

- £1,000.00 plus VAT


HCB can assist in solely obtaining the Grant of Representation to the estate. In order to do this, we will require you to provide us with all the necessary details of the assets and liabilities of the estate, as at the date of death, to prepare the  Probate Application papers.

What does this cost include?:

  • Draft the paperwork required to apply for a Grant of Probate 
  • Attend on you to sign the Probate and Tax papers
  • Advise you regarding your personal liability as an executor and take steps to mitigate your exposure to risk; implement searches/checks, as required or as instructed by you.
  • Apply to the Probate Registry for a Grant of Probate/Letters of Administration

Timescales – Grant only

On an average grant only probate matter the overall timescale, from initial instruction to distribution, is within a two to four month period and this is if the estate is not complex or if there are no complications found within the estate.

Disbursements – Grant Only

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.

Listed below are the most common disbursements incurred in a probate matter. Some costs and required in all cases, other may not be applicable and other costs may vary depending on other circumstances as listed below.

Some disbursements will be based upon the legal advice given at the time and in addition to our legal fees.

Disbursement

Cost

 

Certainty Will Search

£95.00

plus VAT@ 20%

Probate Court Fee

£155.00

 

Office Copies of the grant

£0.50

per copy

Oath Fees

£7.00

per executor

Local Valuers Fee for Valuing Assets

TBA

if applicable

Office Copies of Property Title

£6.00

Per property/ title

Registration of Transfer of Property

TBA

dependant on Property/ Properties

Bankruptcy Searches

£2.00

per beneficiary

Missing Asset Search

£162.00

 

Creditors Notices

TBA

if applicable

Missing Beneficiary Insurance

TBA

May be required if a beneficiary cannot be traced

Money Laundering & ID Verification

£6.00

plus VAT@ 20%. per executor

File storage Fee

£35.00

 

London Gazette Advert

£70.00

 

Local Paper advert

TBA

Depending on Publication

Hourly Rates

The hourly charging rates (excluding VAT) of the lawyers involved in your matter are:

Directors + Partners

£250.00 - £260.00

(excluding VAT)

Senior Associates

£225.00 - £236.00

(excluding VAT)

Solicitors & Legal Executives

£179.00 - £220.00

(excluding VAT)

Senior Paralegals

£190.00

(excluding VAT)

Paralegal

£180.00

(excluding VAT)

Trainee Solicitor

£150.00 - £170.00

(excluding VAT)

Legal Assistants

£100.00 - £160.00

(excluding VAT)

Executors

£260.00

(excluding VAT)

 

 

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