Probate Solicitors Costs – How Much Should Probate Fees Be?
Probate solicitors costs vary enormously. We like to think that our associates probate costs will be more modest than those of most probate solicitors. The panel are monitored for cost and speed and we always ask the clients we introduce for feedback to improve our guidance.
If you want to compare costs with probate solicitors or banks costs, please contact us now for a pleasant surprise. Use the form to the right or call 03 300 102 300.
A large part of the probate solicitors costs will depend on:
- Where the solicitor is based. Why pay big city prices when you don’t need to – both post and email reach very easily!
- How expensive their offices are (office overheads form a significant part of probate solicitors costs.) Rents can be nearly £100 per square foot per year so a very small one person office could cost £15,000 a year. That is way more than the annual cost of our ENTIRE office space spent on just the rent for one person. In London, we can be embarrassingly competitive compared with London solicitors costs for probate.
- In many areas, the cost of a secretary is so high that they cost more than experienced probate practitioners in other areas!
Most solicitors firms are not specialists when it comes to probate, so unless they are a very large (which may mean expensive) firm, you may be paying full fees to non specialists. That can be a lot of extra hours to pay for.
At the Probate Department, our associates have a wide range of relevant backgrounds – probate, Wills, financial services – all of which add to our capability of dealing with your case without massive probate solicitors costs.