Public Access (Inheritance Act Advice)
The Inheritance Act 1975 protects spouses (including former spouses), cohabitants, children and other dependants when a person dies without leaving sufficient money for their continued wellbeing. Jonathan can provide you with written advice on whether you can make a claim under the Act. Jonathan can also provide you with written advice when a person dies and you are a beneficiary of the estate, but someone else makes a claim under the Act.
Timescales for your written advice may vary depending on factors such as barristers’ availability, the value and complexity of the deceased person’s estate, your financial needs and those of any beneficiary of the estate. However, claims under the Act must be made within six months of the grant of probate, so as a guide your written advice will be available within two to four weeks where possible.
We charge fixed fees, which means that we will charge you a set amount of money for the written advice. Below we provide estimates based on the ranges of fixed fees. All fees include VAT (where applicable).
If the deceased person’s estate is particularly complex, your fees may also be higher than the estimate below.
Written advice and range of fixed fees (estimates)
Written advice on making or defending a claim: £3,000 – £4,500
All information is correct as of 01/01/2020 but fees are estimates only. For the most accurate fixed fee estimate, please contact Jonathan’s clerks.