We specialise in dealing with a broad range of estate administration and associated matters.
Broadly, we can assist you in two main ways:
Where you only require assistance with obtaining the Grant of Representation, then we can help you through this difficult process.
A Grant of Representation may be required depending on the value and nature of the assets in the estate. The Grant is issued by the Probate Registry and gives the Personal Representatives the authority to deal with the estate (including accessing the assets of the estate, settling the liabilities of the estate and distributing the estate).
If you are unsure whether a Grant of Representation is required, we are more than happy to discuss this with you.
Our fees are usually based upon the amount of time spent on the matter and charged in accordance with an hourly rate (ranging from £150 plus VAT to £520 plus VAT depending upon the level of fee earner required). Where possible, we will fix our fees to provide certainty as to the costs involved.
Our fees to obtain a Grant of Representation only are:
Disbursements may be incurred when obtaining a Grant of Representation. Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties. We can handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Some of the disbursements include:
For us to obtain the Grant of Representation it only takes in the region of 2-3 months once instructed by you.
Often, dealing with an estate can be very stressful, time consuming, and complex. We can help ease the burden by dealing with the whole process for you.
The exact cost will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter. For example, if there is one beneficiary and no property, costs will be at the lower end of the range. If there are multiple beneficiaries, multiple assets, and/or if the is estate is taxable, then this will be at the higher end. Dealing with complex assets and structures, taxation issues, disputes, and international assets will also increase fees and timescales.
Our fees are usually based upon the amount of time spent on the matter and are charged in accordance with an hourly rate (ranging from £150 plus VAT to £520 plus VAT depending upon the level of fee earner required). We will provide an estimate of our fees at the outset of the matter and provide regular updates.
Our fees to deal with the whole administration of an estate start from:
Disbursement may in incurred when dealing with the whole administration of an estate. Disbursements are costs that are payable to third parties. We can handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.
Some of the disbursements include:
Potential additional costs
How long will this take?
Simple estates are often dealt with within 6 - 9 months and more complicated estates are often dealt with within 12 months. However, the individual circumstances may increase/decrease the timescales (for example, the time it takes to sell the property).
Typically, obtaining the Grant of Representation takes 3 – 6 months. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 1 - 3 months. Once this has been done, we can prepare the estate accounts and distribute the assets, which normally takes 1-3 months.
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