Wills & Probate Fees

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The information provided by Morgan Hill Solicitors regarding their probate services is thorough and transparent, offering potential clients a clear understanding of the fees, process, and potential additional costs involved in handling probate matters.

Here’s a breakdown of the key points outlined:

  1. Fee Structure: The firm offers fixed fees, hourly rates depending on the complexity of the case or an agreed percentage of the total value of the estate. Hourly rates vary based on the experience of the solicitor, ranging from £138 to £398 per hour plus VAT.
  2. Initial Consultation: Clients are offered an initial consultation for a fee of £150 plus VAT for 30 minutes. If they decide to proceed with the firm, this fee will be adjusted towards agreed fee for the matter.
  3. Scope of Services: The firm provides comprehensive services including identifying executors/administrators and beneficiaries, completing probate applications and relevant HMRC forms, making applications to the Probate Registry, obtaining probate, and securely sending copies to the client.
  4. Estimate for Simple Estate: For straightforward probate matters with a valid will, one property, no disputes between beneficiaries, no inheritance tax payable, and no claims against the estate, the firm offers a fixed fee of £3,000 plus VAT.
  5. Disbursements: Disbursements such as court fees and search costs are handled separately from the fixed fee.
  6. Potential Additional Costs: Additional costs may arise in cases without a will, with shareholdings, or involving the sale or transfer of property not included in the estate.
  7. Timeline: The process usually takes a minimum of 6 weeks to obtain the grant of probate, followed by asset collection and distribution, with an average completion time of 6 weeks to 6 months.
  8. Other Probate Services: The firm offers assistance in more complex probate matters involving disputes, multiple properties, outstanding creditors, overseas assets, and other forms of assets.
  9. Disclaimer: A disclaimer clarifies that the information provided on the website is for informational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice or create a lawyer-client relationship.

Overall, Morgan Hill Solicitors presents a comprehensive overview of their probate services, ensuring clients are well-informed about the process, costs, and potential outcomes before proceeding with their assistance.

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Our Wills & Probate Team

Rao Manzoor-ul-Haque Khan

Managing Director

Principal Solicitor

Afzaal Ahmad Choudhry

Director, RFL, HEad of Claims & recovery

Usman Khan

Director, Solicitor Head of Wills & Probate

Rana Moazzam