After a loved one has passed away it will be a very stressful time for all concerned but unfortunately it is exactly the time when even with a very simple estate a lot needs to be done.

Whether there is a will or otherwise a grant is usually required to progress matters. This can be complex and time consuming but if a solicitor is consulted at an early stage the burden can be reduced and you are assured that matters will proceed as quickly as possible. Not only should the estate be administered but be looked at as a whole with the beneficiaries and ultimate destination of assets with tax consequences associated with this. Advice at this stage is just as important as the administration process.

With IAN HAIRSINE you are assured of a compassionate understanding service to deal with matters at a delicate time. With over 20 years dealing solely with such matters a quick hassle free service will be provided.

Grant of Probate

If you wish us to obtain the Grant of Probate for you then this will usually cost approximately £500-600 plus VAT (based on 2½-3 hours at our hourly charging rate of £190 plus VAT) plus the Probate Application Fee (payable to the Probate Registry, which depends on the value of the estate). This is for a straightforward application on an estate where a form IHT400 would not be required and you deal with the administration of the estate yourself. May we suggest to contact us to discuss further and thereafter a fixed fee application may be available, if you wish.

Estate Administration

If you wish us to deal with the administration of the estate as well, then this will also be at our hourly charging rate of £190 plus VAT.

We time record all matters and the file is available to clients at all times for inspection, if you have any questions. You will only be charged for the time we take

Depending on the level of service you request, it may be that additional fees are payable to third parties in the administration of the estate but these will be discussed with you in advance if required. Again may we suggest you contact us to discuss.