The prices listed below are for guidance only. We will give you an accurate quote reflecting the complexity and urgency of your case in advance of any work undertaken.
Where pleading guilty – £750
The fee does not include:
Based on the presumption that you have entered a not guilty plea and have a date for your hearing – £4,000
Our Grant only service can be a cost effective way to obtain a Grant of Probate for a simple estate. Using this service, AV Law Solicitors will draft a Grant of Probate (or Grant of Letters of Administration) using information provided by the family. The Grant only service is only available where no inheritance tax is due. The family will be responsible for dealing with the estate once the Grant has been received.
Our Grant only fees are:
Where a simplified estate form (IHT205) is submitted £2000
Where a full estate form (IHT400) is submitted £3,300
The estimated legal fees (above) are for estates where:
Additional likely expenses (for all estates):
These additional expenses are costs related to your matter that may be payable to third parties, such as court fees.
Dealing with the sale or transfer of any property in the estate is not included but we do offer a Conveyancing service and so can help you with this.
On average, estates that fall within the above range are dealt with within 6 months. Typically, obtaining the grant of probate takes 12-20 weeks.
Collecting in the majority of the assets (i.e. closing bank accounts and selling shares) generally takes up to 12 weeks after obtaining the Grant of Probate.
After all the liabilities of the estate have been paid and any cash legacies distributed (provided we are not awaiting clearance from HMRC for either IHT or income tax) we are usually in a position to distribute the estate within 10-15 weeks of collecting in the assets of the estate.
Less Stress More Action
We have a dedicated team of highly skilled and client focused solicitors, each supported by an exceptional team of devoted support staff. Our conveyancing team is not only technically excellent and knowledgeable, but also sensitive and empathetic to help guide you through the process as smoothly as possible. We pride ourselves on our availability to talk to you or your estate agent, whenever necessary, you will not get our answer phones over the lunch hour!
Fixed Legal Fees
Whether you are buying or selling a property, it is most likely to be one of the biggest financial transactions you will enter into. Whilst our Conveyancing team have the necessary expertise to ensure that you transaction proceeds smoothly to a successful completion, occasionally transactions can become complicated. To help give you piece of mind, AV Law Solicitors offer a fixed legal fee from the offset, you will not find any hourly charges or hidden rates at our firm.
Leashold Sales or Purchases £1000
Sale of Property £1000
Types of Application/Claim (Excluding Appeals & Advocacy)**
Level 1 Applications:
Level 2 Applications:
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Level 4 Applications:
Level 5 Applications:
Level 6 Applications:
All other applications including
Level 7 Applications:
Should you be unhappy with any aspect of your matter,feel free to raise the issue with the relevant person dealing with your matter. Should you not be able to resolve the matter between yourselves,you are welcome to contact Mr Amit Pal Verma ,the Principal in charge of client care. We endeavour to ensure that matters are dealt with both discreetly and promptly.
If you do make a complaint it will be acknowledged by us within 7 working days. In that acknowledgement we will indicate the likely timescale for a definitive response to your complaint，which in any event will be within an 8 week period. If we are unable to resolve the matter then you could consider making a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman. Their address is as follows:
Legal Ombudsman，PO Box 15870，Birmingham，B30 9EB
Tel: 0300 5550333 (helpline)
+44 121 2453050 (overseas)
Minicom: 0300 555 1777
Information about complaints against solicitors can be found on the Legal Ombudsman website at www.legalombudsman.org.uk. A complaint must be referred to the Legal Ombudsman within a 6 month period which runs from the earlier of the expiry of that 8 week period or the definitive response received from the firm.
You should also be aware that you are entitled to question or complain about any invoice that we send to you. In the first instance we request that you contact the person dealing with your work and if you are still not satisfied that you contact your client care representative. In the event that you are not satisfied after the involvement of the client care representative you may have the right to object to the bill by making a complaint to the Legal Ombudsman and/or by applying to the court for an assessment of the bill under Part III of the Solicitors' Act 1974. If you would like any further information concerning your rights please request a copy of our complaints procedure. You should be aware that where a bill is unpaid or partially paid we are entitled to rely and enforce condition 4.3