The costs of using a solicitor for probate
We are probate specialists and are a little bit different from the majority of law firms in how we charge for probate, in so far as we always undertake work on a fixed fee basis. We think that this is much easier, simpler, and transparent way of charging for work. If you would like a quote for probate call us on 0845 9011 686, and we will confirm our fixed fee straightaway in writing to you. But how do other firms quote for work, and what is reasonable ?
By far the biggest problem calls we receive are about the fees quoted by banks. Typically, in our experience they charge between 3-5% of the estate which we believe to be really unfair as often the amount in an account has no bearing upon the actual work involved, there has been lots of criticism about banks fees for probate. Last year the Office of Fair Trading also produced a report highlighting issues relating to the role of banks when acting as executors. More traditional firms of solicitors will charge an hourly rate and a small percentage however the difficult with this is often there is no certainty just how much the final costs will be.
We charge a simple fixed fee – with all costs deferred until the end of the case.
Call us now on 0844 9011 686 for a fixed fee probate quote.