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    • FinanciallyPerplexed
    • By FinanciallyPerplexed 9th Feb 18, 4:56 PM
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    Fixed fees and confirmation/probate
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    • 9th Feb 18, 4:56 PM
    Fixed fees and confirmation/probate 9th Feb 18 at 4:56 PM
    Hi.

    What would you consider a reasonable fixed fees solicitor's quote for the confirmation process (Scotland - aka probate in England and Wales)?

    The estate is roughly £250k cash + £200k property.

    The quote I've been given is 3%.

    Doubtless I could do it myself, but for various reasons would prefer to instruct a solicitor.

    Thanks.
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    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 9th Feb 18, 5:41 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 5:41 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 5:41 PM
    Hi.

    What would you consider a reasonable fixed fees solicitor's quote for the confirmation process (Scotland - aka probate in England and Wales)?

    The estate is roughly £250k cash + £200k property.

    The quote I've been given is 3%.

    Doubtless I could do it myself, but for various reasons would prefer to instruct a solicitor.

    Thanks.
    Originally posted by FinanciallyPerplexed
    Extortionate! Ask for quotes based on the work actually done.
    • FinanciallyPerplexed
    • By FinanciallyPerplexed 9th Feb 18, 6:41 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:41 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:41 PM
    Thanks for that. It's hard to tell. The quote is from the legal services arm of a well-known funerals (and groceries) organisation.
    • Yorkshireman99
    • By Yorkshireman99 9th Feb 18, 6:47 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:47 PM
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    • 9th Feb 18, 6:47 PM
    Thanks for that. It's hard to tell. The quote is from the legal services arm of a well-known funerals (and groceries) organisation.
    Originally posted by FinanciallyPerplexed
    No surpise there then! Shop around independent firms and ask for personal recomendations.
    • Tom99
    • By Tom99 10th Feb 18, 3:41 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 3:41 AM
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    • 10th Feb 18, 3:41 AM
    For a property plus cash the forms are quite straightforward. Why do you need to pay someone up to £15,000 to do this for you?
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