Fees

Most of our work is charged according to a unique needs of the client and their situation. However, this following table shows our fees for some common cases.

  • Free Legal Aid advice at the Police Station.
  • Free advice and representation at Court subject to your financial means and the interests of justice test.
  • We undertake all areas of privately funded criminal cases. Please contact the office for a quote on either a fixed fee or hourly basis.
  • Fixed fee for a straight forward Divorce is £1,350 inclusive of VAT and Court Fees.
  • We offer free 10-minute advice slots on Friday mornings, please contact the office to make an appointment with Wolf Ryan.
• 1 X LPA £510, 2 X LPA £834, 4 X LPA £1194 all Inclusive of VAT plus £82 registration fee per LPA to the Office of the Public Guardian.
• A Basic will is £205 plus VAT and mirror basic wills are £285+VAT.
There are two steps to administering an estate, first obtaining a Grant of Probate and second collecting in and distributing the estate.
SIMPLE ESTATES
Grant of Probate Only – Fixed Fee
Our fixed fee for obtaining only a Grant of Probate for a simple estate is £800 plus VAT.
Grant of Probate and Administration of Estate
To obtain a Grant of Probate and to collect in and distribute a simple estate, including arranging the proper settlement of debts, funeral and testamentary expenses before distributing the estate in accordance with the terms of the Will, our fee is likely to be in the range of £1,800 to £3,600 plus VAT where the number of hours work involved is expected to be between 10 to 20 hours charged at our hourly rate for experienced solicitors of £180 plus VAT.
These fees apply where:
  • the Deceased died domiciled in England and Wales;
  • the Deceased died leaving a valid Will;
  • you are providing us with all of the financial information and details of liabilities at date of death;
  • there is no Inheritance Tax payable and the Executors do not need to submit a full account to Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs;
  • there is no more than one property (note that any costs relating to the sale or transfer of the property are not included in the above fees);
  • there are no more than three bank or building society accounts;
  • there are no other intangible assets;
  • there are no more than three beneficiaries ;
  • there are no disputes between beneficiaries on the division of assets;
  • there are no claims made against the estate;
Disbursements
In addition to our costs, there are fees that we may have to pay to a third party. They include:
  • Probate Application Fee: currently £155 plus 50p per office copy of the Grant.
  • Statutory Advertisements in the London Gazette and local newspapers. These protect the Executors against unexpected claims from unknown creditors. The costs are estimated to be in the region of £150 to £300 plus VAT
  • Bankruptcy only Land Charges Department searches £2 per person.
Our Service
We will:
  • identify the legally appointed executors or administrators and beneficiaries;
  • identify the type of Probate application you will require;
  • obtain the relevant documents required to make the application;
  • complete the Probate Application;
  • draft a Statement of Truth for you to sign;
  • make the application to the Probate Court on your behalf;
  • obtain the Grant of Probate; and
  • if instructed to do so, collect in and distribute the estate assets
  • keep you regularly updated with the progress of the matter
COMPLEX ESTATES
For more complex estates we would be pleased to provide a quote based on the particular circumstances of the estate. The quote would be calculated by reference to our hourly charge out rate for experienced solicitors of £180 plus VAT.
Timescale
For simple, non-taxable estates, we expect to have the information to hand to complete the application for Grant of Probate within 2-3 months and to have obtained the Grant within 6 weeks thereafter.
For complex estates, we would advise about the likely timescale by reference to the particular circumstances.
Fixed fees on a sliding scale depending on property value.
Our charges for a SALE FREEHOLD LEASEHOLD Our charges for a PURCHASE FREEHOLD LEASEHOLD
Under £150,000

£500

£575

Under £150,000

£550

£600

£150,000-£250,000

£575

£625

£150,000-£250,000

£625

£700

£250,000-£350,000

£675

£725

£250,000-£350,000

£725

£800

£350,000-£450,000

£775

£825

£350,000-£450,000

£825

£900

£450,000-£550,000

£875

£925

£450,000-£550,000

£925

£1000

£550,000-£650,000

£975

£1025

£550,000-£650,000

£1025

£1125

£650,000-£750,000

£1075

£1125

£650,000-£750,000

£1125

£1225

Above this level, prices will be costed individually – all charges are exclusive of VAT. In addition to our charges you may need to pay for searches and other potential expenses (disbursements). Some general disbursements with guide prices are below but may increase according to your area and circumstances:
  • Local Searches - From £120
  • Drainage and Water Searches - £45
  • Stone Search - £60
  • Chancel Check - £24
  • Coal Mining Search - £40-60
  • Land Registry Searches - each search £3
  • Land Charges Bankruptcy Search - each search £2
  • Bank Transfer Fees - each transfer £36
Land Registry purchase fees are payable at the electronic rate shown on the calculator here.
Stamp Duty Land Tax payable for purchases is shown on the calculator here.
In addition to the above any estate agent’s sale fees that you have agreed directly with them may become payable on the sale of a property.

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