Pricing Information

Pricing Information

Price transparency 

Harcus Sinclair LLP is committed to providing clear price and service information in line with the Solicitors Regulation Authority price transparency guidelines. 

General price and service information

Our work is carried out on an hourly basis. We record time in units of six minutes. The level of our fees will depend largely on how much time we spend dealing with your case. When you instruct us, we will try to tell you the likely level of our fees. Unless we tell you otherwise, this will be an estimate only, not a fixed quotation. If you ask for a fixed quotation, we will try to provide one but it may not be possible to predict the amount of time we will need to deal with a matter. You may set an upper limit on costs which means that we will not do any work that will take our fees over this limit without your permission. If we provide a fixed quotation, this will only apply to the work we agree, in writing, at the time. If you then ask us to do extra work, we will charge you for the extra work. 

We will charge you for any third party disbursments incurred in the course of your matter.

Fee earner charge rates are shown below. All costs are shown exclusive of VAT. 

Surname Name Department Title Hourly Rate
Altmeyer Olivier Litigation Paralegal £130
Argles Edward Litigation Paralegal £130
Beresford Jon Litigation Partner £500
Bishop Oliver Private Client Trainee £175
Bruce-Smith Keith Private Client Partner £650
Cassidy Jennifer Litigation Litigation Manager £180
Cobden-Ramsay Roger Family Consultant £450
Colthurst Kitty Litigation Paralegal £130
Connelly Andrew Litigation Paralegal £130
Corrie Jonathan Litigation Paralegal £130
Fernando Emily Litigation Solicitor £300
Fordham Elizabeth Private Client Solicitor £300
Gabrel Laura Litigation Solicitor £300
Gibson Lucy Private Client Solicitor £625
Groom Amelia Litigation Trainee £175
Hickman Henry Litigation Partner £475
Hurley Lily (Seconded) Trainee £175
Kerrigan Daniel Litigation Litigation Manager £180
Mason Beth Family Associate £350
Meek Alison Litigation Partner £575
Morrissey Jennifer Litigation Associate £375
Papageorgiou Xanthy Family Solicitor £225
Parker Damon Litigation Partner £575
Parkes Edward Litigation Partner £425
Patching Matthew Litigation Solicitor £175
Peat Kathryn Family Partner £525
Prothero James Family Trainee £175
Robertson Judith Private Client Associate £325
Southon Hannah Litigation Consultant £400
Tims Lisa Private Client Trust Administration Assistant £200
Walsh Eleanor Private Client Associate £400
Walsh Katie Private Client Solicitor £225
White Angela Private Client Head of Trust and Probate £375
Williams Amy Litigation Solicitor £350

Specific price and service information

We are required to publish prices for probate work in relation to uncontested cases where all the assets are in the UK. This includes both testate and intestate and taxable and non-taxable estates. 

Probate work for estates worth £1 million or less will be charged on a time-costing basis but, as a guideline, the level of cost will be £25,000 to include the estate accounts, submission of IHT and administration period tax returns and associated tax and compliance work. 

Costs of probate work for estates worth over £1 million or complex estates will be significantly higher than the above guideline indication, and an estimate of costs will be provided on request when the scope of the work is fully understood by our fee earners. If there is no will, or if the estate has complex property interests and/or private company shareholdings, there are likely to be additional costs that could vary significantly depending on the estate and how it is to be dealt with. 

Please be aware that our probate charges will not include any necessary property transfer work, as the firm does not undertake conveyancing work, and a third party lawyer will need to be appointed to handle the work. Any estate tax planning that may arise in the course of the probate administration will be quoted for and charged separately.

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