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Victoria Emmett

Fixed costs for Probate Services

Posted by Victoria Emmett on September 30th 2014 in All , POWERS OF ATTORNEY AND THE COURT OF PROTECTION , WILLS, TRUSTS AND ESTATES .

At Beviss & Beckingsale we are always asking our clients how they feel we can improve our services and, yes, to make us more attractive than our competitors. 

It is a criticism often levelled at solicitors that their charges are not clear and are hidden amongst caveats and jargon.  Victoria Emmett the head of our Private Client Team says:

"At Beviss and Beckingsale we are delighted to offer a fixed fee service to our executor clients for administrating estates on their behalf.  That means a fixed cost provided at the outset so that our clients can be sure of exactly how much we would charge.   I would also like to take this opportunity of rebutting the belief that our charges are higher than those of the supermarkets and insurers that have recently entered the legal services market.  It is in their interest to encourage that belief but our research has clearly shown that this is not the case.  In addition these large institutions do not provide a personal service that Beviss & Beckingsale does and neither do they have the professional experience and qualifications that we have.   We look at the complete picture on behalf of our clients, rather than just the job in hand, and so we can often save our clients substantial sums by arranging appropriate tax planning strategies."

If you would like to discuss the issues raised above, or indeed any of the other services offered by our Private Client Team, then please do contact me on 01297 630700 or email vme@bevissandbeckingsale.co.uk.