Administration of an estate fees
Where the state is uncontested a fee will be charged (plus VAT currently charged at 20%) up to and including obtaining the Grant of Probate (or Letters of Administration). Thereafter an additional fee will (plus VAT) be charged for administering and finalising the estate.
Our work is carried out on an hourly rate. The current hourly rates are as follows:-
Partner/ senior solicitor £200 per hour plus VAT
Senior paralegal £175 per hour plus VAT
Paralegal £125 per hour plus VAT
It is not always easy to give an estimate of our costs at the outset as no two estates are the same and unforeseen issues may come to light. However, for an estate with two or three bank accounts to deal with and one or two share holdings our costs up to obtaining the Grant are likely to be in the region of £900 - £1100 plus VAT. In addition there are probate registry fees of £273 plus £1.50 per sealed copy.
The costs of administering and finalising the estate will depend on how many accounts there are to deal with. On an estate as outlined above our costs for finalising the estate are likely to be in the region of £600 - £700plus VAT
On presentation of the outline of an estate we will always offer an estimate of our charges.
Contact Percy Hughes & Roberts
To speak to a will and probate solicitor at Percy Hughes & Roberts, give us a call on 0151 666 9090, or complete the enquiry form on our contact page to send us a query by email.
We pride ourselves on offering expert advice that's easy to understand, and we will be with you through every step of the legal process. Our offices are based in Birkenhead, but we service the wider Wirral, Liverpool, Cheshire, Merseyside and North Wales area, as well as clients nationwide.