Complete Family Law Ltd are open as usual, none of our staff have been furloughed so both of our teams are working at full capacity. We are not able to offer appointments at our offices but telephone or Skype/Zoom/WhatsApp appointments are being offered at a reduced rate of £175 for Claire and Tula (all issues) and £100 for Lace (children only) which also includes a follow up letter of advice.
If you are interested please book an appointment
* offer is limited to 1 appointment per person.
Our hourly rates are as follows:
Grade A Solicitor (A Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with over 8 years’ experience)
£300 inclusive of VAT (£250 + VAT). Currently this is the applicable rate for Miss Claire Rosser-Davies.
£360 inclusive of VAT (£300 + VAT). Currently this is the applicable rate for Mrs Tula Fitzpatrick (Consultant).
Grade B Solicitor (A Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive with over 4 years’ experience)
£225 inclusive of VAT (£187.50 + VAT)
Grade C Solicitor (A Solicitor or Chartered Legal Executive)
£200 inclusive of VAT (£166.66 + VAT). Currently this is the applicable rate for Miss Lace Murphy
Grade D Trainee (Trainee Solicitor or Legal Executive or Paralegal)-->
£120 inclusive of VAT (£100 + VAT). Currently this is the applicable rate for Miss Jane Stanton
The above rates are correct as at February 2020 but are subject to review and you will be notified about any increases in accordance with our Terms of Business
Wills and Probate
Our simple Wills start from £175 inclusive of VAT, more complex Wills can be prepared; please contact us for more information.
If you ask us to assist you with the administration of an Estate or an application for Probate this will be on the Solicitor’s hourly rate. We will never charge a percentage of the Estate, you will only pay for our time allowing you to decide if you wish to prioritise the costs or your time.
Each matter is unique but as a guide our average Probate costs in 2017 were £1,737.74, 2018 were £5,329.91 and 2019 were £914.09. For an Estate administered solely by our Solicitor including arranging the funeral, sale of the house, lodging IHT100 and setting up a trust our fees were £24,341.65. For an Estate where all papers were provided and we just completed the Probate application our charges were £890.48.
Lasting Powers of Attorney
For Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) our fees are £750 for either a Health and Welfare LPA or a financial LPA and £1,250 for both applications. This includes a meeting with the Solicitor, preparation of the application and submitting this to the Office of the Public Guardian.