Fees – effective from 1 December 2022
December 20, 2022 by QLAdmin
It is understandable that the cost of legal services will be a concern to clients.
- How much for a Power of Attorney?
- What is the cost of making a Will?
- How much does a Notary Public charge?
We strive to provide all our clients with a clear quotation from the start.
We offer a cost effective service, not a cheap legal service.
We undertake regular benchmarking which provides us with the assurance that our fees are competitive and fair.
The cost of a service may consist of :
- our fees
- any outlays we incur in carrying out the work, such as the dues payable to the Sheriff Court or the Office of the Public Guardian and postage charges for sending precious documents by tracked delivery
We ask for payment in full at the end of a transaction except in executry matters where we may ask for an interim fee at the time we lodge an application in the Sheriff Court
We understand that every client is different.
Taking time at the start of our relationship to ascertain how best we can work together is a good investment which will benefit both parties.
Here is a short summary of our fees, current from 1 December 2022
|Drafting and notarising Affidavit, Declaration or other short documents||£150|
|Assistance obtaining Apostille from Foreign and Commonwealth Office||£80 plus postage|
|Certifying copy documents as true copies – discounts for multiple copies||£40|
|Initiating verification of degree with Higher Education Degree Datacheck||£45|
|The Foreign Office charge for each Apostille||£30 plus postage|
|Higher Education Datacheck charge||£12|
|For an individual||£300|
|Advance Directive / Living Will||£150|
Where a complex Will is required the fee will be quoted after an initial consultation
Powers of Attorney
|For an individual||£280|
|Registration dues – Office of the Public Guardian||£83 for each document|
Whenever possible fixed fees will be offered after an initial consultation
Where the work is novel or unusual it may be more effective to charge at an hourly rate of £280
As a general guide and depending on the circumstances of the executry :
for smaller estates the fee will be from around £2,000
where the deceased held moderate assets and for instance an application for tax relief has to be made the fee will be from around £3,000
where inheritance tax is payable the fee will be higher.
In cases of intestacy :
where the court has to be asked to appoint an executor : fixed fee £280
where a bond of caution is required : fixed fee £280
The court dues for receiving and examining the inventory of assets vary according to the value of the estate and currently are :
- under £50,000 : no fee
- £50,000 to £250,000 : £271
- exceeding £250,000 : £543
In addition each certificate of confirmation: £8
Petition to have an executor dative appointed: £19
Principal of the Firm
Get in touch with me when you need reliable legal advice on any aspect of Executries, Wills, Powers of Attorney and Notarial services.
Telephone: 0131 564 1044