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Wills & Probate Law Fees

Owens Solicitors > Wills & Probate Law Fees

Our fees

Will writing Service

  • From £180.00 – £250.00 +VAT for a single Will
  • £300.00 – £350.00 + VAT for Mirror Will

Lasting Power of Attorney

  • A Lasting Power of Attorney costs from £300 +VAT
  • Mirror Lasting Power of Attorney for two people start from £550 +VAT
  • Registration of your LPA with OPG £82.00 per LPA

Probate and administration of Estate that is not contested.

Our charges for dealing with the administration of an estate are calculated by direct reference to the Law Society’s Guide for charging in non-contested matters therefore our charges takes into account complexity, skill, documents required, risk factors and the expenses incurred which are normally reflected in an hourly rate.

Charges for non-contentious probate work are therefore based on a part-time and part-value basis (the value element reflecting the greater responsibility experienced when acting in an estate of higher value).

where a partner is an executor, the following percentages are applied:

Value of main residence: 0.75%
Gross value of the rest of the estate 1.25%

In all other cases:

Value of main residence: 0.5%
Gross value of the rest of the estate 1%

In order to take account of this value factor, lawyers’ hourly charging rates are reduced and currently stand as follows (from April 2019):

With value factor Without value factor
Yomi Oni-Williams £180 (plus VAT) £205 (plus VAT)
Trainees and Paralegals £110 (plus VAT) £130 (plus VAT)

In certain cases, particularly where there is a high level of complexity, but relatively low value, we would generally charge purely on a time-spent basis in which case the fees will be based on the without value factor hourly rate.

As the administration of an estate can vary significantly from case to case, we discuss and agree the basis of our charges with clients during the initial interview and these fees are not binding until the letter of engagement and terms and conditions have been signed and returned to us by the executors of the estate.

Every Estate is different, but to give you a deeper understanding of our Probate pricing here are some examples of our fixed fee Probate quotations for Estates of varying size and complexity. These examples are for illustrative purposes only and are not a guarantee of the fixed fee quotation that you will receive, which will be tailored to your specific situation:

Example Estate 1 – Simple Estate

  • 1 property
  • 2 bank accounts
  • Valid Will
  • No liabilities
  • 4 Beneficiaries
  • Estate value £145,000

Our fixed fee Probate quotation for this Estate would be £2,700 (+ VAT and disbursements)

Example Estate 2 – Standard Estate

  • 1 property
  • 6 bank accounts
  • Valid Will
  • 4 Beneficiaries / Personal Representatives
  • Estate value £240,000

Our fixed fee Probate quotation for this Estate would be £5,000.00 (+ VAT and disbursements)

Example Estate 3 – Complex Estate

  • 1 property
  • 8 bank / financial institution accounts
  • No Will (Intestate)
  • 4 Beneficiaries
  • Estate value £730,000

Our fixed fee Probate quotation for this Estate would be £10,500.00(+ VAT and disbursements)

Example Estate 4 – High Value Estate

  • 2 x properties
  • 12 Bank/ financial institutions accounts
  • Valid Will
  • 4 Beneficiaries
  • Estate value £2.5 million

Our fixed fee Probate quotation for this Estate would be £23,000.00 (+ VAT and disbursements)