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Our Private Client Department works hard to provide you with first rate and easy to follow legal advice enabling you, as an individual, to deal with your affairs. We are pleased to be able to conduct meetings either in our office or in the comfort of your home.

Preparation of Wills

Everyone should consider making a Will.

The preparation of a Will can ensure that your estate is dealt with by a person of your choosing.

It would mean that the people that deal with your estate are clear about what your intentions are and do not have the additional distress of having to make such important decisions on your behalf.

If you do not have a Will, then the law dictates who inherits your estate.

Costs for the Preparation of a Will

For a simple straightforward Will our costs are as follows: -

Single Will£200 plus VAT
Joint (mirror) Wills£350 plus VAT
Single Will with Life Interest Trust£300 plus VAT
Joint (mirror) Wills with Life Interest Trust£500 plus VAT
Severance of Tenancy from Joint Tenancy to Tenants in Common£60 plus VAT

Where the Will would require more complex advice (such as non-standard trusts) to be drafted then our price would be quoted to you following a consultation.

Lasting Powers of Attorneys

Lasting Powers of Attorneys are a legal way of ensuring that someone else has the power to manage your affairs when it is difficult for you to do so. They allow you to appoint someone you trust to assist you rather than a Court making this decision for you.

There are two types of Lasting Power of Attorney. One deals with health and welfare decisions, the other deals with your property and financial affairs.

We are able to assist you in ensuring that your Lasting Powers of Attorney are properly set up and registered.

Costs in setting up Lasting Power of Attorney(s)

Without registration:

For the preparation of a single LPA £225 plus VAT
For the preparation of both LPAs £400 plus VAT

With registration:

For the preparation and registration of a single LPA£275 plus VAT
For the preparation and registration of both LPAs£450 plus VAT

Registration at a later date:

For the registration of a single LPA £100 plus VAT
For the registration of both LPAs £150 plus VAT

Costs in setting up Lasting Power of Attorney(s)

Single Will (no trust) and Two Lasting Power of Attorneys (with registration) £600 plus VAT
Single Will (with Life Interest Trust) and Two Lasting Power of Attorneys (with registration) £700 plus VAT
Joint (Mirror) Wills (no trust) and Four Lasting Power of Attorneys (with registration) £1200 plus VAT
Joint (Mirror) Wills (with Life Interest Trust) and Four Lasting Power of Attorneys (with registration) £1350 plus VAT

If you need to Sever a Tenancy from Joint Tenancy to Tenants in Common in order to have a Life Interest Trust there is an additional fee of £60 plus VAT to be added to this.

Please note that our costs do not include the Office of the Public Guardian Fee of £82 per document. Dependent upon income you may be eligible for a reduction or exemption in relation to this fee.

Oslers Partners

  • Mary E. Cleaver LLB (Hons)
  • Claire R. Lockwood LLB (Hons)
  • James S. Yardy LLM