Death is naturally uncomfortable to think about, especially your own. But uncomfortable or not, it will happen one day, and perhaps without warning. It’s important to be prepared, and the time to act is now. We’re here to support you and make these preparations easy to understand.
The laws of intestacy (when you die without a will) may lead to a different outcome from the one you would intend. A properly drafted will can ensure that your wishes are carried out, and for instance, your choice of family, friends or charities can benefit.
Even while you’re alive, you may lose the ability to make and communicate your own choices. To avoid an expensive application to the court, before you reach this position, you can appoint a suitable friend, loved one or trusted person (including members of this firm) to manage your affairs. Granting someone power of attorney to make decisions on your behalf may help to ensure you get the care you want and keep your finances well-managed for yourself and future generations.
Writing a will is one of the most important things you can ever do. Without one, you have no control over who inherits your property. Do you have items you want to give to specific people? What if you live with someone to whom you’re not married? To make sure your loved ones get what you want them to have, you need to make a valid will.
The formalities governing the making of a valid will are complex. If you fall foul of this it could mean your wishes may not be carried out. You need competent legal advice when you make a will and also with regard to the signing and witnessing of it.
Your will should be reviewed regularly.
Sometimes people challenge a will, claiming that it’s out of date or invalid. With our legal expertise, we deal with such matters as quickly and effectively as possible. We can refer you to the right experts if the matter proceeds to litigation.
Sadly, through accident or old age, you may find yourself in a position of deteriorated health. When you are unable to tell doctors or carers how you want to be treated, your attorney can make representations on your behalf. We can advise you on the possibility of legitimately mitigating Care Home costs.
|Standard basic Will*||250.00||50.00||300.00|
|Standard basic Will with Mirror Image (for couples)*||375.00||75.00||450.00|
|Codicil with Mirror Image (for couples)||225.00||45.00||270.00|
|Will with Life Interest Trust||375.00||75.00||450.00|
|Will with Life Interest Trust with Mirror Image (for couples)||495.00||99.00||594.00|
|Will with Discretionary Trust or a Disability Trust||450.00||90.00||540.00|
|Will with Discretionary Trust or a Disability Trust with Mirror Image||595.00||119.00||714.00|
|Powers of Attorney|
|Ordinary Power of Attorney or Delegation of Trust||200.00||40.00||240.00|
|Enduring Power of Attorney Registration (from)||350.00||70.00||420.00|
|Lasting Power of Attorney Registration||250.00||50.00||300.00|
|Lasting Power of Attorney PFA or HW preparation & Registration||395.00||79.00||474.00|
|Lasting Powers of Attorney (PFA & HW) preparation & Registration||595.00||119.00||714.00|
|Mirrored Lasting Powers of Attorney (PFA or HW) & Registration||595.00||119.00||714.00|
|Mirrored Lasting Powers of Attorney (PFA & HW) & Registration||950.00||190.00||1,140.00|
|Court fee for each Lasting or Enduring Power of Attorney (if payable)||82.00||N/A|
|One Will & one LPA PFA or HW||545.00||109.00||654.00|
|One Will & both LPA PFA or HW||795.00||159.00||954.00|
|Mirror Wills & One Mirror LPA PFA or HW||895.00||179.00||1,074.00|
|Mirror Wills & Mirror LPA both PFA & HW||1,095.00||219.00||1,314.00|
|Notice of Severance of Joint Tenancy with a Will & registration at Land Registry||100.00||20.00||120.00|
|Declaration of Trust (Conveyancing) from||350.00||70.00||420.00|
|Deputyship Application from||950.00||190.00||1,140.00|
|Deputyship Application Court Fee (if payable)||365.00||N/A|