Our fees for obtaining the Grant range between £300-£500 plus VAT and disbursements depending upon the number of Administrators and whether any powers of attorney or nominations of additional Administrators are required. Likely disbursements are £155 for Probate Application fee a £15 settling fee and swear fees of circa £10 but this depends upon how many documents require swearing. The total cost of obtaining a Grant of Administration including VAT and disbursements ranges from £540-£780
In the event that our fees exceed the fixed costs then our charges will be based on the number of hours spent on the matter, plus VAT (at the rate prevailing at the time of invoicing). The current hourly rates are set out below and are in accordance with the rates published by the SCCO with effect from 1 April 2010.
Grade A Senior Solicitor / Deputy £325.00
Grade B Senior Solicitor / Legal Exec £275.00
Grade C Assistant Solicitor / Legal Assistant £225.00
Grade D Trainee Solicitor/Administrator / Paralegal £133.00