In an uncertain world it is increasingly important to have all your affairs in order, here at Murray Hills Solicitors we can help you make a Will, to make practical arrangements and ensure your wealth passes to those you want it to and not those you don’t. A Will is the best way to ensure your family and loved ones are properly provided for, appoint who you want to look after your children, vulnerable loved ones and pets. With a Will in place you can relax safe in the knowledge that your wishes will be carried out and a carefully drafted Will can also minimise the amount of inheritance tax payable on your death. Murray Hills Solicitors will be happy to discuss your personal circumstances with you and draft your Will. Our specialist Will team provide an efficient and competitively priced service.
We offer a free initial consultation giving you the time to explain your circumstances and us the time to help you with your needs.
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Our Private Client Department is experienced in delivering high quality work in all matters relating to wills and estate administration and there are currently two lawyers within the department who may work on your matter. Regardless of who works on your matter, they will be supervised by Alexa Cartledge who heads up the department.
Alexa Sarah Cartledge – Company Director
Alexa heads up the Private Client Department and is a Solicitor with over four years’ experience in private client work, specialising in wills and probate. Alexa has been working in this area since shortly after she qualified and has helped well over a thousand individuals and families both locally and nationally.
Alexa qualified as a Solicitor in 2013 after gaining a degree in Law from the University of Hull. She went on to study at the University of Law in York and completed her training contract in Hull. She joined Murray Hills Solicitors Limited in 2014 and became a Company Director in 2015.
Alexa is a member of the Law Society’s Private Client Section and is accredited by Solicitors for the Elderly.
Alexa has also completed several professional development courses in probate and estate administration.
Alexa’s hourly rate is £270 inclusive of VAT but most work carried out within the department is done on a fixed fee basis, rather than an hourly rate.
Rowan Jenner – Paralegal
Rowan obtained an upper second class degree in Law with Criminology from the University of Manchester in 2018 and completed the legal practice course combined with a Masters of Law in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Law in Leeds, gaining a Commendation, in 2019. She joined Murray Hills Solicitors Limited in September 2019 as a Paralegal in our Private Client Department.
Rowan’s hourly rate is £133.20 inclusive of VAT but most work carried out within the department is done on a fixed fee basis, rather than an hourly rate.
We can assist you with the preparation, execution and registration of your Will.
We will charge you a fixed fee of £180.00 inclusive of VAT for a Basic Will or £300.00 inclusive of VAT for a Property Trust Will. If you instruct us together with your spouse or partner, we will charge you a fixed fee of £300.00 inclusive of VAT for both Basic Wills or £390.00 inclusive of VAT for both Property Trust Wills.
We can also assist you with changing your existing Will by way of a Codicil. We will charge you a fixed fee of £90.00 inclusive of VAT. If you instruct us together with your spouse or partner, we will charge you a fixed fee of £150.00 inclusive of VAT for both Codicils.
This will cover the cost of:
- Advising you on your options;
- Taking your instructions;
- Preparing Will(s) or Codicil(s) for your approval;
- Engrossing your Will(s) or Codicil(s);
- Assisting you with the execution of your Will(s) or Codicil(s);
- Sending you one or more copies of your executed Will(s) or Codicil(s);
- Storing your executed Will(s) or Codicil(s) securely; and
- Registering the location of your Will(s) or Codicil(s) on the National Will Register.
In most cases, this process takes approximately two weeks from beginning to end.
These costs do not cover other types of Trust Wills and we would be grateful if you would telephone us on 01262 672249 to either obtain a fixed fee quote over the telephone or to arrange a free 30 minute no-obligation appointment to discuss your needs in more detail.
The Will Teams