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Prices For our Wills and Probate Services

Planning for the future is part of life and we fully understand just how important it is to plan ahead and ensure loved ones are cared for long after you’ve gone – which is why we make it as easy and stress-free as possible for you to complete your wills and probate requirements.

We provide legal advice and representation in all wills and  probate matters, offering services to clients from our offices across the North West as well as providing home visits if requested.

Our professional wills and probate solicitors tailor their advice according to the specific needs of every client, and this is why the pricing is unique for each client, and dependent on the amount of work required and the complexity in respect of your will and probate needs.

We provide greater pricing detail based on individual circumstances, but as a guide, you can expect our service  to be charged along these lines in respect of our Chester office wills service: -

  • Single will for a married or civil partner – £250 plus VAT
  • Single will for an unmarried person – £250 plus VAT
  • Pair of wills for married or civil partners – £350 plus VAT
  • Pair of wills for unmarried persons – £350 plus VAT
  • Trust will for married or civil partner – Please contact us to discuss your requirements
  • Pair of trust wills for married or civil partners – Please contact us to discuss your requirements
  • Change to existing will – Please contact us to discuss your requirements

Your will be prepared by our specialist will solicitors, who understand that planning for the future can be uncomfortable and stressful for individuals, and work with our clients in a caring, sensitive and personal way.

Administration of an Estate (uncontested)

Our charges are calculated namely by reference to the time spent by fee earner dealing with the matter.  The charge rate will not exceed £200 per hour plus VAT. The rate of VAT is 20%.  In estate administration matters it is often difficult to estimate how many hours of work will be necessary to complete the matter.  We therefore tend to say that our fee will not exceed 2% of the gross estate. Please note that this does not mean that we will charge 2% but it simply helps to mention this percentage  as it helps us to prepare a fee that is fair and proportionate having regard to the size of the estate. We always take into consideration various factors, such as the difficulty of the work undertaken and the importance of the work to the client. We would always send our proposed fee to you for your approval before submitting the same.

If you’d like to discuss or find out more about our wills and probate services, please contact our wills and probate team at Bartletts Solicitors on Freephone 0800 988 3674, or 01244 311 633, email advice@bartletts.co.uk or click the blue button below to make an online enquiry.