Vincent Oakley: Probate

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For a basic case our fees are:

In every case a start up fee of £500 - £1,500 depending upon complexity charged at an hourly rate of £201 for Vincent Oakley (a solicitor qualified in 1985) plus 2.5% of the gross value of the estate up to £1 million. VAT must be added to our fees at the prevailing rate (currently 20%)

The following payments to third parties 'disbursements' must normally be added:

Probate Court fee for grant and copies £160 (£155 for grant plus 50 pence for each official copy)

Fee for swearing the Oath £5 for each executor

Fee for documents marked with the oath (usually the Will and any Codicils) £2 for each document for each executor

Bankruptcy searches £1 for each beneficiary payable immediately prior to any interim or final distribution to that beneficiary

London Gazette Notice under the Trustee Act 1925 (we recommend that you budget for £100 plus VAT)

Newspaper Notice under the Trustee Act 1925 (we recommend that you budget for £100 plus VAT for each notice) typically one newspaper notice will be required

Note the fees indicated above do not include the following work:

Advising on deeds of variation or deeds associted with any trusts included in the Will or intestacy

Any conveyancing costs for selling property included within the estate or investigating the title to any land in the estate.

Considering any third party claims that may be made against the estate

Fees for valuation of any assets included within the estate - for example estate agents fees for valuation of land or houses or jewellers fees for valuation of any jewellery


Vincent Oakley
Neville Lodge
53 Newbridge Crescent

Telephone 01902 743333

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