Will Instructions – Terms and Conditions of Business
Thank you for your enquiry for us to act in the drawing up of your will. Everything possible will be done to see that the matter proceeds as smoothly and as quickly as it can if this firm is instructed.
The estimated charge on the drawing of your will(s) is:-
- £150 plus VAT for a single will by e-mail
- £225 plus VAT for a single will after in office attendance or home visit
- £250 plus VAT for two wills, by e-mail, for partners, the wills being in broadly similar terms
- £325 plus VAT for two wills, after in office attendance or home visit, for partners, the wills being in broadly similar terms
You will in fact be charged these figures in the vast majority of cases unless your will is very complex or lengthy in which case we will tell you what extra fee may be involved before proceeding. The fees represent the time spent on the matter plus an element for the responsibility, complexity and value of the transaction, the latter mainly being the risk it represents to the firm’s professional indemnity insurance. The fees will be payable on or before signing the will.
If a will is drafted and sent but we hear nothing further from you then the right is reserved to charge for the work done or carried out on such abortive cases.
It is not anticipated that any money will be spent on your behalf nor that any money will be held for you, but if we do it will be held via the firm’s clients account, which is guaranteed entirely against default by the Law Society.
William Essex, a solicitor, will have day to day conduct of this matter and if you have any complaints these should be raised directly with him and if he cannot resolve the problem then he can give you the address of the Legal Ombudsman. He is always here to explain things you do not understand or wish to have explained further.
As confirmation that you wish to proceed on this basis please tick the box on the will instruction form accepting these terms and fees.