Here at Murray Hills Solicitors you can rest assured that our experienced and professional team will guide you through the legal process in a sympathetic and efficient manner, offering support and information every step of the way.   We are committed to offering the highest standard of customer care and firmly believe in the personal touch with a fully informative relationship, we know that lack of information can lead to concern and worry, so we will keep you as informed as possible.

Our Private Client Department is experienced in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to estate administration.

Our Pricing

This will cover the cost of: Meeting with you to advise you on your options and to take your instructions; Advising you on the information and documentation we will require you to provide us with in order for us to commence work; Identifying the various assets and liabilities; Preparing the necessary papers and sending these to you for your approval; Meeting with you to swear your oath or oaths; Sending the necessary papers to the court; Forwarding the grant, upon receipt, to the relevant financial institutions; Liaising with various institutions to ensure all ongoing matters are concluded; Collecting in all assets; Paying all liabilities; Liaising with the beneficiaries in order that their inheritance may be paid; Preparing estate accounts; and Arranging payment of the estate monies to all beneficiaries.

We anticipate that this will take between 18 and 45 hours’ work at either £210 excluding VAT* or £140 excluding VAT* per hour, dependent upon the experience of your dedicated lawyer.

Based on a standard estate, the total legal fees, excluding monies to be paid to other parties, are estimated at between £3,823.20 inclusive of VAT* and £5,994.00 inclusive of VAT*.

The exact cost of our legal fees will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property then the costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, a property and multiple bank accounts then the costs will be at the higher end.

Our estimated costs are for estates where: there is a valid Will or no uncertainty as to the appropriate beneficiaries; there is no more than 1 property; there are no more than 3 bank or building society accounts; there are no other intangible assets; there are no more than 3 beneficiaries; there are no disputes between the beneficiaries on the division of the estate; there are no claims against the estate; and there is no inheritance tax due to be paid on the estate.

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 9 to 12 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 2 to 3 months. Collecting assets and paying liabilities then follows which can take between 6 to 8 months. Once this has been done, we can distribute the estate which takes between 1 to 2 months.

The best indication you can get as to how much of the estate monies will be spent on legal fees and other monies to be paid out in respect of the administration can be obtained by either telephoning us on 01262 672249 to discuss the individual circumstances over the telephone or to arrange a free 30 minute no-obligation appointment to discuss the same.

VAT* is calculated at 20%

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