All firms of Solicitors are now required by the Consumer Markets Authority to publish the price they charge for the work they undertake. In addition, they must give information as to the experience and qualifications of the staff who will undertake the work.
You will find details of the qualifications and experience of each Fee Earner under their individual resume which can be found in the PEOPLE section of our website. Below you will find a guide to the prices we charge. However it is important to understand that this can only be a guide as before prices can be confirmed before we act, both parties must have a full understanding of the scope of the work to be undertaken, the level of client care and service provided, the seniority and experience of the Fee Earner undertaking that work and the complexity or difficulty of the transaction.
We at Black Norman Solicitors Limited pride ourselves in the quality of service provided, the level of staff engaged on your work and the accessibility and availability of our staff to assist you even if outside normal office hours.
Whilst all firms will be publishing their prices, not all firms will offer similar levels of service or quality of work. Price is only one if many factors you should consider before choosing your legal adviser.
We charge for the work we undertake in 3 different ways. The actual basis selected for any particular type of work will depend on the type of work and also in some cases by your choice. The choices are:
Fixed Fee, Hourly Rate and what is commonly referred to as “No Win, No Fee”
Most of our standard Residential Conveyancing is charged on a Fixed fee basis rather than on an Hourly Rate Basis.
Residential Conveyancing Fixed Fees – Click to view
Private Client Fees:
All prices are typical and exclusive of both VAT and disbursements (where applicable)
Codicil around £175 – £200
Simple Will £250
Simple Mirror Wills £400 (for the pair)
More complex Wills £ 400 – £900 (typical range and depending on complexity / type of trust)
In some cases, instructions will be such that will inevitably fall outside these parameters for example
where the document is required as a matter of urgency, travel is required, where there is an
international element or where medical opinions need to be sought.
Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPAs)
We charge £200 for making a single LPA
Additional charges apply where you ask us to attend to Registration of your LPA(s) with the Office of
the Public Guardian
Estate Administrations (complete)
We charge at the relevant lawyer’s hourly rate.
Obtaining Grants of Probate (only)
(Simple estates) £975
For Grants in more complex estates especially where there is a requirement to complete Form
IHT400 please refer to one of our private client lawyers.
We are happy to arrange visits away from the office (additional fees may apply):
• to your home;
• place of work; or
• We also welcome referrals from Care homes and care agencies.
Commercial Landlord & Tenant: Whilst the majority of this work is charged on a Fixed fee basis, due to the variables in terms, as well as complexity and risk and value, it is not possible to have a standard set of charges. The Fixed Fee can only be assessed and agreed once full details of the instructions are fully understood. We invite you to contact our Commercial Property Department for an indicative cost.
Hourly Rate Charges – Click to view.
Other than where detailed above, all other work is charged on an Hourly basis.