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It’s a sad fact that not all medical or dental treatment has a successful outcome. At Browell Smith & Co Solicitors our team of highly-skilled solicitors have the legal and medical expertise to assist you when you need it most.
Browell Smith & Co Solicitors’ experienced and dedicated family law team prides itself on providing outstanding service to our clients. We will listen to you, explain to you your options and we are committed to finding our clients the best possible outcome.
We understand organising your affairs for later life can be a daunting prospect. At Browell Smith & Co Solicitors our experts are here to make this process as straightforward as possible.
Browell Smith & Co Solicitors understand that moving home can be one of the most exciting but also most stressful times of your life. This is why we feel it’s important you have the right legal team to guide you through the process.
Browell Smith & Co Solicitors have been serving the North East for more than 20 years, helping over 160,000 clients through the good times, the sad times, in sickness and in health.
At Browell Smith & Co Solicitors we are dedicated to our clients and feel that it is essential that we are upfront and honest about our costs. We pride ourselves on being transparent with no hidden charges. This is why we are one of the few Solicitors Firms that DO NOT charge an additional percentage of the estate.
Whilst our exact cost and quote to you will depend on the individual circumstances of the matter we aim to provide you with an idea on costs to the estate below. Our team will be more than happy to provide you with a personalised quote so please do not hesitate to contact us online or by telephone
The costs to the estate will much depend on what work you wish us to do and the complexity of the estate. 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. Additionally, you may only wish for us to deal with obtaining the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration or you may wish for us to also deal with the Estate Administration.
The time it takes to complete the work on a Probate matter varies greatly depending on the complexity and size of the estate. On average it will take around 3-4 months for the estate administration to be finalised with the exception of any house sale which will be dependent on a buyer being found and matters running through to completion in a timely fashion.
In a simple* case, we anticipate it will take between 2 and 10 hours to complete the work at £290 per hour. Therefore total costs will be estimated at between £580 and £2,900 (plus VAT). On average, estates that fall within this range they are dealt with within 6 to 12 months. Typically, obtaining the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration takes 16 weeks from the date of submission of the application. Collecting assets then follows, which can take between 2 to 8 weeks. Once this has been done, we can distribute the assets, which normally takes around 2 to 4 weeks.
As part of our fee for dealing with the administration of the estate we will:
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.
In a Probate matter the following disbursements are likely to apply:
Potential additional costs
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