• Basic Wills from £150.00
    Basic Wills from £150.00
    Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes. Click the image to read more...
  • We realise that most people haven’t experienced probate before. Probate is the administration of a deceased’s Estate by the appointed “executors” in the Will, usually family members. At an already difficult and emotional time, the complexities of executing a Will and establishing any appropriate Trusts can be an arduous task. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Inheritance Tax is simply a tax on money or possessions you leave behind when you pass on.It can also apply to some “gifts” you make during your lifetime. It is therefore vital that you receive professional Inheritance Tax Advice on your position to minimise the impact and tax paid should the worst happen, ensuring that your loved ones receive as much of your money as possible. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Without a valid Last Will and Testament any assets you leave on death will be distributed according to the Rules of Intestacy. These rules lay down a rigid method of estate distribution and make no account of your wishes, unless you write a will. Click the image to the left to read more...
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Lasting Powers of Attorney from £195
    Often serious illness or accidents strike without warning. Last year, for example, approximately 130000 people suffered strokes. Without a Lasting Power of Attorney being available this is when it becomes difficult... Click the image to the left to read more...

£40m rip-off by Banks for Probate work

On 23rd February the Office of Fair Trading said it has calculated that families could save a total of £40m per year by shopping around for cheaper professional executors to wind up the affairs of deceased relatives. High street Banks have now agreed to review their will-writing services as a result of being approached by the OFT. In particular they will not be pressurising customers to appoint the Banks as Executors.

Whilst Banks and some Solicitors have been charging up to 4% of the gross estate being administered Collective Legal Solutions provide a guarantee of maximum fees not to exceed 1.5 % of an estate valued up to £500000 with reducing fees for higher value estates. It pays to appoint the specialists that give real value for money service.