Wills & Probate

The Mitchell Plampin Partnership has vast experience in writing Wills, setting up Trusts and administrating Estates and obtaining Probate. 

We are here to provide professional support with utmost compassion and respect.  We also can assist with setting up Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs).

We can help with:

We offer professional and impartial advice on wills, trusts and probate. Email cneville@mitchellplampin.co.uk.

Have you made your Will or Lasting Power of Attorney

Make or update your Will and ensure that your wishes for your loved ones are fulfilled.  

Unfortunately, more than 60% of those who die each year don’t leave a will. Whatever your circumstances it is important to make a will, as without one the law dictates who inherits your estate. This may mean that those you leave behind are inadequately provided for and that your estate may pass to those whom you would not wish to benefit. 

Your will is probably the most important document you will ever sign – let our team of specialists help you get it right.

We also urge you to consider setting up your Lasting Power of Attorney to ensure that your needs are catered for, in case you require care later in life.

We also urge to to consider setting up your Lasting Power of Attorney to ensure that your needs are catered for in case you require taken care of later in life.

Probate

Let us assist you in this very complicated area when you need it most in a time of grief.  We can help avoid problems that can prove costly and are vastly experienced in the inheritance tax matters. 


Carly Neville

Allan Hunt

Charges

Single Will £150 +VAT

Double Will £235 +VAT

Probate

If you are appointed an executor of a Will or if you are the person entitled to extract a Grant in an intestacy, then this can be quite a daunting experience which can involve a great deal of your time.

If the estate is substantial, you may find you have to complete an Inland Revenue Account and raise Inheritance Tax before you can obtain a Grant. You will need to obtain probate valuations of all the assets at the date of death which could involve instructing an Estate Agent to value property and Stockbrokers to value shares. You will also need to finalise the income tax affairs of the person who has died.

Sometimes there are beneficiaries in the Will who have moved away (or perhaps there is no address in the Will for them) and there could be problems tracing them.

We can arrange all the necessary valuations, complete all accounts and documents to lead to the Grant. We will arrange closure of bank accounts, sale of shares and property. We are able to instruct genealogists to trace missing beneficiaries and, ultimately, we will pay out any legacies in the Will and distribute what is left to the residuary beneficiaries.

We offer an initial free face to face appointment at our offices to discuss your case.  Following this initial appointment we will advise you of our fixed fee charges before commencing any legal work giving you peace of mind from the outset.

Grant Only Service

For estates where a full Inland Revenue account known as an IHT 400 is not required, for a fixed fee of £950 plus Vat plus disbursements of Probate Court fee £155, ( additional copies of the Grant cost £1.50 each). We are able to prepare the paperwork leading to the issue of the Grant.

This service will suit individuals who wish to administer the estate themselves ( typically due to it’s simplicity and low value) but do not have the time to attend the interview at their local probate registry and complete the personal application forms.