Our full Estates service includes:

Our charges for this service will be based on the amount of time spent dealing with the matter at the hourly rates of the Fee Earners/Caseworkers involved but will be subject to a minimum charge which will be calculated by reference to the nature of and value of the Assets in the Estate. The currently hourly rates applied are set out in Table A below and the minimum fee is set out in Table B below.
 
Routine letters and telephone calls are charged as 6 minute units and considering incoming letters at 3 minute units per page.  Email correspondence is treated as correspondence by letter. Conveyancing issues that are dealt with in the course of the administration of an Estate will be charged at these rates and not at the rates advertised for general conveyancing.
 
Table A  
Partners and Consultants £200.00 plus VAT
Solicitors/Chartered Legal Executives/STEP members (qualified 10 years +) £195.00 plus VAT
Solicitors//STEP members £175.00 plus VAT
Chartered Legal Executives £140.00 plus VAT
Executives      £100.00 plus VAT
Trainee Solicitors £80.00 plus VAT
Junior Executives        £70.00 plus VAT
Table B  
Value of assets passing by survivorship 0.15%
Value of residence passing under Will / Intestacy 0.75%
Value of remainder of gross Estate 1.50%

In cases where our retainer is limited to obtaining a Grant in order to realise/transfer limited assets (e.g. to close a single Bank account or to transfer a property) we may be able to offer a fixed or capped fee which will be determined by reference to the estimated time to conclude matters.

OUR TEAM
  • "Issues were dealt with very effectively and they understood my anxieties around the process very well."
    J.C. (Conveyancing)
  • "When I met you back in March I was lost and a little broken. I left court yesterday with a feeling of illation and was genuinely overwhelmed and blown away by your kindness, professionalism, personal touch and support."
    T.M (Matrimonial)
  • "The service I received from Marie, Yvonne and Suzanne was second to none. Excellent, clear and very professional from start to finish. Selling and buying property tends to be quite stessful but they were so helpful and clear I felt secure that my transaction was in safe hands."
    G.C (Conveyancing)
  • "John, many thanks for all of your help with our purchase. You have made it an easy process and the communication and support exemplar, it is very much appreciated. A big thank you from us both."
    C.H (Conveyancing)
  • "Rachel, thank you so much for everything, you have been a star!"
    M.H (Conveyancing)
  • "My wife and I were very satisfied with the level of service and assistance we received from your firm. We appreciated your support and prompt attention throughout the transaction. "
    R.P (Conveyancing)
  • "Brilliant lawyer, would recommend, always there when needed something and very supportive and friendly"
    L.M (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help and co-operation in completing all the required documentation. Again, thank you and I do really appreicate all what you have done to make it happen. "
    A.B (Conveyancing)
  • "Lisa was excellent throughout the whole process, always returning calls and answering emails very promptly. Very professional and also friendly and put us at ease."
    S.Y (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you very much for a great, stress free, service!"
    PJS (Conveyancing)
  • "Many thanks for helping me in getting my daughter back, I cannot tell you how grateful I am."
    S.B (Matrimonial)
  • "Thank you for all your help and hard work completing my purchase."
    M.B (Conveyancing)
  • "Property was sold in the shortest time and despite probate not being in place the legal team dealt with the matter in a professional manner and achieved a exceptional swift outcome ensuring our buyer was not lost. The process was painless thanks to the efforts of Vicky Jones and the SB Probate team. 1st Class Service! "
    K.C (Conveyancing)
  • "I have found all staff at Spicketts Battrick with whom I have dealt with to be unfailingly helpful and positive. It has been gratifying to find such cheerful and reliable staff, as well as great professionalism."
    K.W (Conveyancing)
  • "Thanks for a smooth and hassle free process!"
    R.S (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for helping us in the completion of selling our house. We are grateful that it was a quick sale and appreciate all your hard work. Wish you all the best and thanks again!"
    Miss K (Conveyancing)
  • "Very efficient operation, staff had good attitude and showed kindness and understanding in difficult personal circumstances."
    M.M (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you so much for all your help through this difficult time. You were both professional and understanding. I couldn't have fulfilled my role as executor without your help and support. "
    Miss A (Probate)
  • "Thank you all so much for your persistence and sheer hard work towards our house move. Albeit a challenging process, your encouragement, professionalism and commitment to us as clients made the experience all the easier. "
    J & J (Conveyancing)
  • "We were delighted with your services, efficiency and politeness. Thank you very much!"
    D.K (Conveyancing)
  • "Excellent responses from both Rebecca and Jason both in timeliness, efficiency and manner."
    J.C. (Conveyancing)
  • "It was all efficient, if I emailed Katie she would ring back asap - Special thanks to her for being patient with me and keeping me informed."
    M.K (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you very much for your efficiency, conscientiousness and support throughout this process!"
    J.L (Conveyancing)
  • "Excellent friendly,professional and compassionate service. Many many thanks to Marie and Suzanne for always being at the end of the telephone and always prepared to take my calls and answer any questions I had- of which there were many! They were supportive, kind and genuinely interested in helping me. "
    D.M (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you very much for making our first home purchase a very easy and smooth process."
    T.G (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you so much for all your help, advice and support for both my parents during the court case. You don't know how happy you've made a little boy. We couldn't have done it without your help."
    D.R (Matrimonial)
  • "We would like to thank you for all your help and support, we still cant believe were on the property ladder. You have been so easy to communicate with Marie. Thank you."
    S & N (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you very much for your assistance in the purchase of our first home. We have valued your guidance, support & professionalism. We would recommend you without hesitation."
    Mr and Mrs N (Conveyancing)
  • "Very friendly and helpful team, email replies were very prompt. Very grateful for Lisa's work and Katie's. Will definitely use them again."
    B & W (Conveyancing)
  • "Professional and exceedingly helpful. Made it a pleasant experience."
    J.J (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you so much for all you have done for me since last November. I am looking forward to starting my new life, your support has been amazing!"
    S.L (Matrimonial)
  • "I would like to express my sincerest gratitude to you for all your expert advice and support throughout the divorce and financial settlement processing. I would have been completely lost and a nervous wreck right now if it were not for your valuable legal expertise and advice."
    Ms S (Matrimonial)
  • "Thank you for making a stressful time much more stress free. Our new home is beautiful."
    T & B (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help with the sale and purchase of our houses, please also extend our thanks to Sarah and Matthew. Words cannot really express how grateful we are for you and the team, always being on hand to take queries and being professional throughout. "
    A.N (Conveyancing)
  • "I would like to express my gratitude to you for the way in which you so professionally dealt with my conveyancing."
    K.L (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you Vicky, Matthew and Sarah for your calmness during my conveyancing. I always felt that you were listening to my queries and dealt with them in a professional and courteous manner. Thank you "
    S.L (Conveyancing)
  • "We were very impressed by the entire service given by Kelsey, Kate ad Lisa. They were all very professional and helpful."
    U.K (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for dealing with the lease extension on the above property. It really has been very stress-free from our point of view so we would definitely use your practice again."
    D.D (Conveyancing)
  • "Rachel, thank you so much for all you've done for us. You've gone over and above the call of duty. We are so grateful."
    E & C (Conveyancing)
  • "Tracey, thank you for all your hard word and advice throughout the past few months. The situation is now restored and I am now free to move on with my life."
    J.J (Matrimonial)
  • "Lisa Lake was absolutely superb. Unbelievably good service and care. Thank you!!"
    B (Conveyancing)
  • "Thanks for all the work you have done for us with the house purchase, we have been very impressed with your service, especially the speed of which it all went through. Many thanks."
    A.B (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help with buying our flat and the speed you completed this for us."
    K.B (Conveyancing)
  • "A huge thank you to all who have been involved in securing a smooth exchange and completion. Your hard work and professionalism is greatly recognised and appreciated. We will happily recommend you to any friends or family requiring similar service in the future. "
    S.L (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you to Catrin for all her help with forms etc. and her kindness and understanding."
    Mrs J (Probate)
  • "Thank you for all your help along the way, as we are first time buyers we have appreciated your guidance and support for all our questions. We are glad to be at the end now and you and your team have been very helpful getting us here!"
    J & N (Conveyancing)
  • "Many thanks also for the absolutely fantastic service that you have provided throughout the process. We have been deeply impressed."
    L&M (Conveyancing)
  • "Rhunedd & Sharon, thank you so much for all your hard work on my sale & purchase. I wouldn't hesitate to use you again in future and also to recommend you to friends and family."
    S.N (Conveyancing)
  • "Very please with the whole process from start to finish."
    R.B (Conveyancing)
  • "Many thanks to Sharon Fitzpatrick and the Conveyancing team for their very timely sale and purchase undertaken for us very recently. Their service has always been excellent. "
    M&M.B (Conveyancing)
  • "I have previously been using a different company who I have had many issues with and I came across hoping for a difference. I can safely say that your team exceeds my expectations on all counts, their communication and the speed in which they do things is very good in my opinion."
    A.F (Conveyancing)
  • "Very helpful and always available to answer questions, very reassuring."
    C.M (Conveyancing)
  • "Many thanks for your help with the sale. The service you provided was excellent and the process was smooth."
    R.A (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you so much for all your help selling my flat. You kept me calm and helped so much!"
    Mrs M (Conveyancing)
  • "Very happy with services, will definitely recommend you around. Vicki was very quick answering my emails. Matthew was also very helpful in the final stages of my house sale."
    A.N (Conveyancing)
  • "We just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your support on our house purchase. Our family cannot thank you enough and we are so glad you were in our corner throughout this process. "
    R.D.T (Conveyancing)
  • "Sinyee & Samantha were always helpful when contacting them."
    S & F (Conveyancing)
  • "Many thanks for all of your help, we have and would recommend you."
    M.D (Conveyancing)
  • "On behalf of my family I would like to thank you for your hard work and dedication to my late sister's affairs. Your sympathy and understanding at this difficult time made things a lot easier to bear. Thank you so much. "
    Mrs C (Probate)
  • "Tracey, thank you for your superb counsel and guidance over the last year. I am indebted to you and shall always be grateful to you for the end result with my son."
    Ms S (Matrimonial)
  • "Thank you so much for making the sale of my mum's flat so painless and stress free. My phone calls and e-mails were always responded to promptly and clearly."
    M.H (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your help with the sale of our property."
    C, G & J (Conveyancing)
  • "Vicki and all at Spicketts Battrick have been wonderful. Very helpful and professional throughout. Thank You!"
    A.H (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for all your assistance. I have dealt with many conveyancing teams over the years, but you offered the best, most calm and consistent service. "
    S.D (Conveyancing)
  • "Absolutely first class professional and timely services again from Joanne and Catherine. Thank you both very much."
    P.H (Conveyancing)
  • "John is always prompt to respond, exact in what needs to be done and also very professional in his approach. One of the best panel lawyers that I’ve used in a very long time. "
    P.T (Conveyancing)
  • "I would just like to say thank you to Yvonne, Marie and the counter staff at the Pontypridd office who have been the friendliest and most helpful solicitor staff I have met and I deal with an awful lot of solicitors. I intend to use them again and hope that they continue in this vein. Thank you "
    M.P. (Conveyancing)
  • "Many thanks for mediating the transaction from start to finish. It has been a long wait and at times painful but we got there in the end. Please extend my thanks to John for his huge contribution. "
    F.N (Conveyancing)
  • "Phillippa, many thanks for all your help and expertise and for making our purchase as smooth as possible. I will definitely use your services and recommend again."
    Ms J (Conveyancing)
  • "Thank you for your excellent help and attention to detail while selling and purchasing my properties. It was very much appreciated. I would have no hesitation in recommending your services to anyone."
    G.G (Conveyancing)
  • "Kathryn has been a massive support to work worth, a lady that clearly has her clients at heart and wants to work together to get things achieved. For me Kathryn is a member of Spicketts Battrick that truly stands out. "
    C.B (Conveyancing)
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