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No matter how modest and straightforward or extensive and complex they may be, your assets should be managed in the most tax-efficient way and according to your wishes and be passed onto your heirs without undue taxation or delay. This can best be done by having a Will, prepared by an experienced solicitor who takes the time to understand your individual circumstances and preferences.

At any time, illness or an accident may mean you can no longer manage your business and family affairs. We can make sure you have a Lasting Power of Attorney in place so that a trusted friend or relative can manage your affairs for your benefit and your dependents. If it is too late to plan ahead and someone you care for is no longer able to make rational decisions, we can still help you using the provisions of the Court of Protection.

During Probate, our experienced lawyers will provide support and practical advice to your dependents whilst making sure that the legal necessities are attended to properly.

Abbey Solicitors Wills & Probate services include the following:

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Abbey Solicitors Probate Fees

Probate Grant Only

We can help you through this difficult process by obtaining the Grant of Probate on your behalf.

How much does this service cost?

TOTAL: Fixed fee of £1,750 plus VAT and disbursements

This includes: preparing the IHT form and the oath for swearing, submitting the application to the Probate Registry and obtaining the grant.

Breakdown of costs:

Legal fees £1750

The VAT on legal fees is £350

In addition, there are disbursement costs which are usually passed on to the Estate of


Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees.

We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

As part of our fixed fee, we will:

Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 8-12 weeks, depending on how quickly the executors are able to provide the date of death valuations for assets and liabilities.

Probate Full Administration

Obtaining date-of-death valuations for all assets and liabilities, applying for the grant, collecting and distributing the assets

These matters are dealt with on a time and cost basis with an hourly rate of £250.00 per hour. Most full administration matters cost between £3000.00-£8000.00 plus VAT and disbursements.

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, a property and multiple bank accounts, costs will be at the higher end.

We will handle the full process for you. This quote is for estates where:

Disbursements include:

Disbursements are costs related to your matter that are payable to third parties, such as court fees. We handle the payment of the disbursements on your behalf to ensure a smoother process.

Potential additional costs

How long will this take?

On average, estates that fall within this range are dealt with within 9-12 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 8-12 weeks. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 6-8 weeks. Executors are advised to wait for a period of 6 months from the date of the Grant before distributing assets to protect themselves in the event that a claim is made against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family Dependants) Act. Once this period has expired, we can prepare estate accounts and distribute the assets, which normally takes 4-6 weeks.

Percentage Value of Estate,

Where an Estate is of higher value or offers significant complexity, we may charge an additional percentage of the value of that Estate of between 0.5% and 1%. This figure would be agreed upon with the Executors of the Estate prior to it applying after the grant of probate.


Abbey Solicitors Conveyancing Fees Guide

Abbey Solicitors charge the following fixed fees in relation to Conveyancing Transactions. Cost Estimates are provided for individual cases and may be higher should there be additional complexity to the case, for example, if there is a Fault in Title or there is Shared Ownership.

Residential Property

Sale Property Value Typical Purchase Fees excl. VAT
Up to £250K £695
£251K – £395K £795
£400K-£900K £895
£950K  Plus TBA
Purchase Property Value Typical Purchase Fees excl. VAT
Up to £200k £695
£251K – £350K £795
£351K-£450K £895
£500K-£600K £950
£650K-£950K £995
£1M Plus TBA
Add £95 supplement for Leaseholds

The fixed fee quoted includes the submission of the Stamp Duty Land Tax Return. Stamp Duty is charged at the relevant current rate imposed by the HMRC.

In addition to the fixed fees quoted, there is an additional charge of;

£30 plus VAT for the Electronic Transfer of money

£6 plus VAT for online verification of identification required to comply with Anti Money Laundering Regulation.


A disbursement is money that is incurred and charged on the Client’s behalf.

We simply charge you the fee that we get charged with no uplift. Indicative prices for such charges are shown below.

Local Authority Search Fee. £189

Land registry priority search. £3

Land Registry Fees. £95

Further additional searches may be conducted on your behalf, including Environmental Searches. The prices for each will be provided prior to them being incurred.

Bill Mitchell is a consultant solicitor and head of our conveyancing department and a probate lawyer with a wealth of experience.  Bill has worked on a variety of probate matters over the years and has an exceptional knowledge of all matters regarding  probate, wills, power of attorney and court of protection.

Bill has successfully concluded matters relating to business debt recovery, business disputes, commercial litigation and conveyancing, he has also had great success in wills and probate cases and motoring law offences.