Costs of Wills

Making a Will is one of the most important things you can do to ensure that your loved ones are cared for and that your wishes are followed to your instructions. Here at Kirbys Solicitors, our Wills specialists can give you legal advice and make a Will to meet your needs. By using a specialist Will writing Solicitor, you have peace of mind that your Will is legally valid, your instructions followed, and your Estate is structured in the most effective way.

Stages of the Process

Once we have received all the required information from you we will then arrange an appointment with you to approve the documents and discuss any necessary amendments. The process can take 2 to 4 weeks.

Key Stages

  • Taking instructions
  • Preparation of draft documentation
  • Approval of draft documentation by client
  • Making any necessary amendments (if any)
  • Engrossing final Will for client to sign

How much does this service cost?

The cost is dependent on the type of Will you wish to make. Fees for creating New Wills are as follows (based on them being straightforward):

Item Cost VAT Amount (20%) Total
Standard (Single) £550.00 – £650.00 + VAT £110.00 – £130.00 £660.00 – £780.00
Standard (Joint) £750.00 – £950.00 + VAT £150.00 – £190.00 £900.00 – £1,140.00
Codicils (each) £350.00 + VAT £70.00 £420.00
Incorporating right to reside/Life Interest (Single) £750.00 + VAT £150.00 £900.00
Incorporating right to reside/Life Interest (Joint) £1,100.00 + VAT £220.00 £1,320.00
Discretionary Trust (Single) £1,000.00 + VAT £200.00 £1,200.00
Discretionary Trust (Joint) £1,200.00 + VAT £240.00 £1,440.00

Please note, our costs may vary depending on the nature of the work undertaken. If the matter becomes more complex, then further costs could be incurred. Should this be the case, we will notify you at the earliest opportunity.

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