Pricing

Free First Interview

We offer, with no obligation, a free first interview for new clients of up to 1 hour. After the first hour, we may charge a fixed fee of £50/hour or part.

Fixed Fee Work

Our fixed fee rates apply to Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs),Will writing and the Will checking services, as outlined below. 

Please note that an additional charge will be made if a home visit is required based on distance from our office.

Lasting Powers of Attorney

Please note that these prices do not include the registration fee for the LPA, payable to the Office of the Public Guardian. Currently this is £82.00 per LPA, unless you in receipt of certain benefits or have a low income, when discounted registration fees apply.

Singles

First interview
Free
Lasting Power of Attorney (either Property and Financial Affairs or Health and Welfare)
£150.00
Both types of LPA made at the same time
£225.00

For couples instructing us at the same time

First interview
Free
One Lasting Power of Attorney each
£250.00
Both Lasting Powers of Attorney each
£400.00

Will-writing Service

First interview
Free
Single Will (up to 6 beneficiaries, no trusts and no testamentary capacity issues)
£150.00
Mirror Wills for couple (up to 6 beneficiaries, no trusts and no testamentary capacity issues)
£225.00
Single Will (over 6 beneficiaries, no trusts and no testamentary capacity issues)
£225.00
Mirror Wills for couple (over 6 beneficiaries, no trusts and no testamentary capacity issues)
£350.00
Complex Wills (multiple beneficiaries and/or IHT planning and/or trusts and or/testamentary capacity issues
POA based on hourly rates above

Will-checking Service

If you have written your own will but would like it checked over from a legal point of view –

Single Will (simple)
£50.00
Couple’s Will (simple)
£60.00
Single Will (less simple)
£75.00
Couples Will (less simple)
£90.00
Complex Will
POA based on hourly rates

Home Visits

In some circumstances it may be necessary to have a home/hospital or care home visit. If this is something you would like then as a guide the following extras will apply to the basic fees listed above.

Within Bude/Stratton
Free
Within 10 miles of Bude
£35.00
Within 10-25 miles of Bude
£50.00
Over 25 miles from Bude
POA

Hourly Rate Work

Hourly rates apply areas of work other than the fixed fee work listed above.

Director:  £100.00 – £125.00 per hour
Paralegal:  £50.00 – £60.00 per hour
Assistant:  £20.00 – £50.00 per hour

The hourly rates charged will reflect the complexity or otherwise of the matter, the level of responsibility carried and the urgency or otherwise of the work that is done. The rate will be agreed at the outset. 

However, we are happy to discuss the possibility of a fixed fee rate for these services, or for certain stages in the case.

In all cases, we will provide an estimate of the expected total cost of the services agreed.

Disbursements and Expenses

In addition to charges for our own services, we will charge you for any fees paid to others (such as courts and government departments), and disbursements and expenses incurred in carrying out our work and providing the agreed service to you, including any ID verification costs.

VAT

We are not currently registered for VAT so will not charge VAT on our own fees. However, we will need to pass on to you the full cost, including VAT, of any fees paid to others, and disbursements and expenses incurred in carrying out our work.