"If you look after the pennies, the pounds look after themselvesH. J. Cutler (Malcolm’s Grandad)"

Wills and Estate Planning

Planning for the future is key to looking after you and your family in the event that you fall ill or die. It makes sense to plan ahead, whatever your age but particularly at stages where your circumstances have changed, such as marriage, divorce, the birth of children or even the loss of a member of your family. Not only the pandemic but also the huge problem of dementia or other debilitating illnesses have made us all take these matters more seriously.

Often this ties in with long-term planning for your business affairs.

Here at Scott Walby LLP we know how important it is to protect your assets, your business and your family. Please get in touch if we can assist you: whether it is writing you a Will, dealing with the estate of a family member who has passed away or indeed planning for what happens to you or your assets, in the event you fall too ill to deal with them yourself.

Our services include:
• Will writing;
• Inheritance tax planning;
• Preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney (and Enduring Powers of Attorney);
• Creating and administrating trusts or settlements; and
• Probate and estate administration.

We are required to provide a fee estimate for all the above services and are happy to do so after an initial appointment, at which we can discuss these matters with you and we have a better understanding of what it is you need.

Please contact us for an initial free half hour discussion.

Price Transparency

The Solicitors Regulation Authority requires us to provide an outline of our normal fee estimates for this work.

Scott Walby LLP - Private Client fee estimates - April 2021 *

Wills Single Couple
Simple Letter of Wishes or codicil for an existing Will £150 £200
Simple Will £250 £350
Simple Will with Letter of Wishes £350 £425
Will including lifetime interest £300 £450
As above with severance of tenancy £400 £550
Will including single discretionary trust £350 £500
As above with simple Letter of Wishes £450 £600
As above with detailed Letter of Wishes £550 £700
Will including multiple trusts £450 £700
As above with simple Letter of Wishes £550 £800
As above with detailed Letter of Wishes £650 £950

Lasting Powers of Attorney Single Couple
Property and Financial Affairs £450 £600
With detailed instructions and guidance included £550 £650
Health and Welfare £450 £600
With detailed instructions and guidance included £550 £650
Both £750 £900
With detailed instructions and guidance included £850 £950

Anticipated disbursements Registration fee of £82 for each Lasting
Power registered, payable to the Office
of the Public Guardian

Uncontested probate, including Grants of Probate, Letters of
Administration and Letters of Administration with Will annexed
Between 1- 3% of the
value of the gross estate
Anticipated disbursements Grant application - £155 payable to the Probate Registry.
Bankruptcy searches - £2 per person
Office copy titles -£3 per property
Land Registry fees – between £40 - £80 per application

*All fees are subject to VAT. The figures above represent estimates based on previous instructions where matters proceeded as anticipated and assuming matters are handled by a fee earner charged out at £245 + VAT per hour. Exact fees and disbursements for an individual piece of work will be confirmed with the client once detailed instructions have been taken. Any change of instructions or if anything unexpected occurs during the retainer this may affect fees. We reserve the right to update any fee estimate.