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DECLARATION OF TRUSTS

Advice on preparing a declaration of trust on buying a property with another person


You should consider a declaration of trust if you are buying a property with another person. It is important to declare how you wish to purchase the property: Joint Tenants, or Tenants in Common.

Price: £250

What's included:

  • Taking instructions regarding a standard Declaration of Trust
  • Preparing the Declaration
  • Confirming correct execution of the Deed
  • Lifetime storage of the Declaration
  • VAT
Download our guide to this service here Download details of our Declaration of Trust Fixed Fee Services
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COURT OF PROTECTION

Advice on deputyship applications and management services


If your loved one has lost the capacity to make their own decisions, then you may need to apply to become their financial deputy. Our fixed fee packages below make our pricing clear.

Supported Deputyship Application: Price: £1020

Managed Deputyship Service: Price: £1500

What's included? Supported Deputyship Application £1020 Managed Deputyship Service £1500 Bespoke (Get a Quote)
Meeting with the protected person at their home No Yes Yes
Collecting in information regarding the protected person's income and assets No Yes Yes
Arranging a GP or consultant to undertake a mental capacity assessment Yes Yes Yes
Completing the application and supplemental forms regarding the protection person and the proposed deputy Yes Yes Yes
Advice on fee exemptions and remissions. Arranging these where appropriate Yes Yes Yes
Lodging the application with the Court of Protection Yes Yes Yes
Assistance with service of the various noticed required Yes Yes Yes
Advising the joint law deputy and responding to the Court at each stage Yes Yes Yes
Assistance with setting up a surety bond Yes Yes Yes
Checking the Deputyship order and advising on any restrictions or conditions Yes Yes Yes
Download more information Download details of our £1020 Supported Deputyship Application Service Download details of our £1500 Managed Deputyship Service We offer a bespoke hourly rate service.

Does the price include?

VAT Yes Yes Yes
Administration of the Deputyship after the order has been made No No Yes
Involvement in any dispute between the applicant and any third party No No Yes
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LASTING POWER OF ATTORNEY

Advice on setting up lasting power of attorneys

We offer a full service or an unbundled service so you can decide which option is best for you.

Fully Managed Service

There are 2 types of Lasting Power of Attorney whereby you give someone else control over your future:

  • Welfare: gives power to the attorney to make decisions about the donor’s healthcare and personal welfare. These decisions can only be taken if the donor lacks mental capacity, and may include decisions on whether to accept or refuse "life sustaining treatment", and
  • Property: gives power to the attorney to make decisions about the donor’s property and financial affairs

Prices: From £360 - £960

Single Person LPA(s) Couples LPA(s)
  • Welfare LPA: £360
  • Property LPA: £360
  • Welfare LPA: £660 (for 1 LPA for each party)
  • Property LPA: £660 (for 1 LPA for each party)
Buy both together
and the cost is £540

Saving £180

Buy both LPAs for each party
and the cost is £960

Saving £360

What's included?

  • Setting up of the appropriate type of Lasting Power of Attorney, over welfare or property (or both)
  • Guidance to you and your attorneys on signing the documents
  • Completing the registration forms
  • Advising on eligibility for fee remission or exemption
  • Ensuring registration with the Office of the Public Guardian
  • VAT
Download full details here: Download details of our LPA Package Service

Unbundled Service

Only need help with part of it? Try our Unbundled Service:

Prices: Single LPA: £144, Registration of LPA: £96

What's included? Single LPA £144 Registering of LPA £96
Free initial consultation Yes Yes
Support in setting up a single LPA Yes No
Ensuring registration of your LPA with the office of the Public Guardian No Yes
More information Download details of our LPA set up and Registration Service

Does the price include?

Advice on placing restrictions or conditions in the Lasting Powers of Attorney No N/A
The office of the Public Guardian fee No No
Guidance on signing the documents No No
Completing the registration forms No No
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PROBATE

Estate administration services

Estate Administration Service

We offer a 3 tiered pricing structure for probate work so you can see which tier applies to your circumstances and what is included for that price.

Prices

Stages Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Requirements Basic Estate Administration Estates under £300,000
One property
8 bank accounts or less
Estate over £300,000
One or more properties
Multiple bank accounts

Prices

£960

£1740

£2520


What's included? Tier 1 £960 Tier 2 £1740 Tier 3 £2520 Bespoke (Get a Quote)
Identifying who can administer the estate Yes Yes Yes Yes
Obtaining the Will Yes Yes Yes Yes
Collecting in information on the value of the estate No Yes Yes Yes
Arranging payment of funeral costs No Yes Yes Yes
Checking and putting in place house insurance No Yes Yes Yes
Liaising with all utility companies, council tax, TV licence, creditors, store card and club memberships No Yes Yes Yes
Transfer of Inheritance tax nil rate band if required No No Yes Yes
Short form inheritance tax return Yes Yes Yes Yes
Obtaining the grant of probate or grant of letters of administration Yes Yes Yes Yes
Collecting in assets. Payment of known debts and liabilities No Yes Yes Yes
Administration of shareholdings, investment portfolios, insurance or pension policies No No Yes Yes
Placing creditors notices No No Yes Yes
Reclaim of income tax (only if the deceased was NOT a self-assessed tax payer) No Yes Yes Yes
Reclaim of capital gains tax No No No Yes
Payment of all monetary gifts No Yes Yes Yes
Preparation of an estate account No Yes Yes Yes
Distribution of the estate between the beneficiaries and obtaining receipt for payment No Yes Yes Yes
More information Download details of our Probate Tier 1 Package Service Download details of our Probate Tier 2 Package Service Download details of our Probate Tier 2 Package Service We offer a bespoke hourly rate service.

Does the price include?

VAT Yes Yes Yes Yes
Estates where the deceased was domiciled abroad No No No Yes
Undertaking a search for a will No No No Yes
Identifying beneficiaries of the estate No No No Yes
All expenses and probate fees No No No No
Conduct of the matter where a dispute between the parties arises No No No Yes
Conveyancing involved in transfer or sale of property No No No No
Long inheritance tax return No No No Yes
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PERSONAL INJURY TRUSTS

Advice services on setting up a personal injury trust after a compensation settlement

Personal Injury Trusts

We offer a 3 tiered pricing structure for Personal Injury Trusts based on the amount of compensation you have received and the age of the beneficiary so you can see which tier applies to your circumstances and what is included for that price.

Prices

Stages Tier 1 Tier 2 Tier 3
Requirements Settlements under £100,000 Settlements over £100,000
Professional Trustee
Settlement over £100,000
Beneficiary is a minor

Prices

£588

£1140

£1800


What's included? Tier 1 £588 Tier 2 £1140 Tier 3 £1800 Bespoke (Get a Quote)
A written experts report for the Court as to the possible legal arrangements for the compensation monies No No Yes Yes
Discussion with you and who should be your trustees Yes Yes Yes Yes
Guidance on the trustees duties and responsibilities Yes Yes Yes Yes
Preparing the trust documentation Yes Yes Yes Yes
Attendance at one court hearing No No Yes Yes
Advice on executing the trust documentation and on setting up a trustee bank account Yes Yes Yes Yes
Taking receipt of the trust assets No Yes Yes Yes
More information: Download details of our Personal Injury Trust Tier 1 Package Service Download details of our Personal Injury Trust Tier 2 Package Service Download details of our Personal Injury Trust Tier 3 Package Service We offer a bespoke hourly rate

Does the price include?

VAT Yes Yes Yes Yes
Trusts where the beneficiary is a minor No No Yes Yes
Financial advice on investing trust monies No No No Yes
Assistance with administering the trust No No No Yes
Winding up the trust No No No Yes
Travel expenses to attend a court hearing No No No No
Other payments to third parties such as court fees No No No No
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WILLS

Setting up, updating and protecting property with Wills

Making a Will

Prices from £132

Type of Will Cost Single Cost Mirror Bespoke

Tier 1: Will Service

  • Free initial telephone consultation
  • Appointing up to 4 executors and guardians for children under 18
  • Conferring up to 10 monetary gifts and up to 10 items as gifts
  • A will listing your intending beneficiaries of the estate
  • Provisions for simple funeral wishes
  • Overview advice on issues including third party rights, Inheritance Tax, foreign property and business assets.
  • A will pack with factsheets for you and your executors
  • Signing at home, checked by your solicitor
  • Free lifetime storage for your will
  • Registration with Certainty, the National Will Register backed by the Law Society
  • Free reviews of your wills every three years
  • VAT

Download more information Download details of our Tier 1 Wills Service


£132

£216

We offer a bespoke hourly rate service

Tier 2: Will Service

  • Free initial telephone consultation
  • Appointing executors and guardians for children
  • Conferring up to 10 monetary gifts and up to 10 items as gifts
  • A will listing your intending beneficiaries of the estate
  • Detailed advice on naming multiple beneficiaries
  • An overview of your individual inheritance tax position and trusts
  • A commentary for your will
  • Provisions for funeral wishes
  • Signing at home, checked by a solicitor
  • A will pack with factsheets for you and your executors
  • Free lifetime storage for your will
  • Registration with Certainty, the National Will Register backed by the Law Society
  • Free reviews of your Wills every three years
  • VAT.
Download more information Download details of our Tier 2 Wills Service

£180

£300

We offer a bespoke hourly rate service

Tier 3: Will Service

  • Tailored advice regarding your instructions
  • Appointing executors and appointing guardians for children
  • Conferring up to 10 monetary gifts and up to 10 items as gifts
  • A will listing your intending beneficiaries of the estate
  • Detailed advice on naming multiple beneficiaries
  • Advice on your inheritance tax position
  • Straightforward life interest trusts, asset protection trusts and vulnerable beneficiary trusts
  • A commentary for your will
  • Provisions for funeral wishes
  • Signing at home, checked by a solicitor
  • A will pack with factsheets for you and your executors
  • Free lifetime storage for your will
  • Registration with Certainty, the National Will Register backed by the Law Society
  • Free reviews of your wills every three years
  • VAT.

Download more information Download details of our Tier 3 Wills Service


£240

£420

We offer a bespoke hourly rate service

Will Update Service

Price: £90

If you have made a will with us previously and you would like to update it, then our Will Update Service will meet your needs.

What's included:

  • A free initial telephone consultation
  • Advice on the changes you wish to make
  • Providing you with a copy of your old Will if required
  • A new Will to replace the previous Will
  • VAT

Download full details here Download details of our Will Updating Service

Property Protection Will Service

Price: £270

What's included? Property Wills £270
A free initial consultation Yes
2 wills protecting your property Yes
Appointing executors and guardians for children Yes
Conferring up to 10 monetary gifts and up to 10 items as gifts Yes
A will listing your intending beneficiaries of the estate Yes
Provisions for simple funeral wishes Yes
Checking the ownership on your house (if its owned in 2 halves) Yes
A clause leaving half the house on Trust for Trustees to look after Yes
Provisions ensuring Trustees must allow the other owner to remain Yes
A Trust naming the eventual beneficiaries to the half of the house Yes
A will pack with factsheets for you and your executors Yes
Free lifetime storage for your will Yes
Free reviews of your wills every 3 years Yes
More information Download details of our property protection Will Service

Does the price include?

VAT Yes
Land Registry Fees No
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