Hilcrest Solicitors GB Limited provides transparent and realistic cost estimates at the outset of your matter, and, if need be, at regular intervals thereafter.

We have a reputation for providing a high level of service at a cost which is extremely competitive. Please see below for our price guide.

But, first, please note that in the case of probate, work involving
(but not limited to) the following, are not included in our fixed fee structure:

  •  Sale of property
  •  Missing original Will
  •  Missing beneficiaries
  •  Overseas assets
  •  Deed of Variation or any other form of estate planning.
  •  Creating a Trust out of the Will and registering the same with HMRC.
  •  All work of a contentious nature.
Second, in the case of residential conveyancing, fees and disbursements can vary dependent on factors such as the property's value, leasehold transactions, whether or not there is a mortgage, etc. Such variations can result in charges that are significantly more than the amounts given below. Furthermore, some disbursements, e.g., notice(s) and searches fees, are set by third parties, such as freeholders, management companies, local authorities, etc., over whom we have no control.

Third, please note that in the case of our fixed fee debt recovery service, the fixed fee is only applicable in undefended actions. If your debt claim becomes defended at any point, then we reserve the right to charge the applicable hourly rate set out in our retainer letter to you. Further, the court fee, dependent on the amount of your claim, is between £35 and £10,000, and, interest and compensation may take the debt into a higher banding resulting in a higher fee. Furthermore, if judgment is obtained but not paid, further action will be required to enforce payment. We will discuss with you separately, any third-party fees (e.g. court, enforcement officers, etc.) for enforcement. Please note that we reserve the right to charge an additional fee if we are required to arrange for third party enforcement.

Fees Guide

Debt Recovery Costs estimate, on average, (excluding VAT)
Debt Recovery £450 plus VAT and a success fee of between 5% and 22.5% + Court Fees
Divorce -- We offer a fixed fee for divorce itself, but finances and children are dealt with at our hourly rate £1000 plus VAT (for uncontested divorces) plus Court Fee (currently £550)
Drafting of employment agreements - Perusing agreements and advising Between £300 and £500 plus VAT
Drafting of tenancy agreements - Perusing agreements and advising Between £300 and £500 plus VAT
Landlord and Tenant (residential): For landlord: straightforward obtaining of possession. Proceedings not defended £1,750 plus VAT and Court Fees
Obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (non-contentious). £800 - £2,000 plus VAT plus third-party costs (e.g. Valuers, Probate Registry, etc.)
Administration of estates (non-contentious) £2,000 - £6,000 plus VAT and third-party costs
Single Will £350 plus VAT
Mirror Will £650 plus VAT
Will with a life interest (single) £550 plus VAT
Will with a life interest (mirror) £750 plus VAT
Depending on your personal circumstances and instructions, the following additional fees may be added to our fees:
Letters to third parties i.e. doctor’s: mental capacity assessment £100 plus VAT
Home/ Hospital visit (depending on distance) £100 – £250 plus VAT
Expedited Service (depending on urgency) £100 – £250 plus VAT
Residential conveyancing Sale £675 plus VAT
Residential conveyancing Purchase £795 plus VAT
Notice of transfer fee: This fee, if chargeable, is set out in the lease. Between £0 and £250 plus VAT
Notice of charge fee: (if the property is to be mortgaged) – This fee is set out in the lease. Between £0 and £250 plus VAT
Deed of covenant fee: This fee is provided by the management company for the property and can be difficult to estimate. Between £0 and £250 plus VAT
Certificate of compliance fee: To be confirmed upon receipt of the lease. Between £0 and £250 plus VAT
HM land registry fee: Variable (depending on transaction type and property value)
Search fees: Prices could increase depending on location of the property/ searches required Between £250 and £350 plus VAT
Stamp duty land tax Variable (depending on transaction type and property value)
Solicitors' letter - one letter any type of matter £250 plus VAT