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At Backhouse Solicitors we offer fixed costs for Wills (and Codicils). We will arrange a mutually convenient appointments so we can discuss your wishes. We are committed to providing a high standard of service and creating the correct Will for you. We have three different Wills based on what you require: a Simple Will, Standard Will (the most popular) and a Premium Will for clients that require more complex Will clauses.

Our Service includes the following:

  • A 30 minute initial appointment with a solicitor, at our offices / over the telephone, which includes basic inheritance tax advice.

  • A draft Will for your approval.

  • A formal copy of the Will for signing (or ‘execution’). Execution of the Will at our offices (where we provide two witnesses) is included in the cost or we can send the Will to you with instructions on how to validly execution if it is more convenient.

  • A year’s free storage in the firm’s strong room (thereafter there will be a charge of £20.00 plus VAT per year per document unless we are appointed as an executor, in which case, storage will be free of charge).

Please note that this storage charge will be refunded in any year where you have employed the firm’s services.

  • In the case of new Wills, registration with Certainty, the National Wills Database

Our pricing system is as follows:

  • Making up to 3 minor amendments to an existing Will (by way of a document known as a Codicil) – £100.00 plus VAT

If you wish to make your first will, a new will or more than three minor amendments to an existing Will:

Single Wills

SIMPLE Single Will

£185plus VAT
  • Appointment of Guardians and replacements
  • Making up to three specific gifts
  • Leaving the rest of your estate to an adult beneficiary and naming a substitute beneficiary
  • Funeral wishes

STANDARD Single Will

£235plus VAT
  • Appointment of Guardians and replacements
  • More than three specific gifts
  • Leaving the rest of your estate to an adult beneficiary and naming a substitute beneficiary
  • Funeral wishes
  • Additional substitute beneficiaries for your estate (also known as a ‘long stop’ provision)
  • If required, a clause to carry out additional wishes or directions as necessary

PREMIUM Wills

from £235plus VAT
  • As a STANDARD Will but in addition:
  • Specific tax advice and estate planning
  • More complex will clauses as necessary e.g. for business interests
  • Provision of trusts if required e.g. a discretionary trust
  • The additional work will be charged at an hourly rate of £200.00 and an estimate of the number of hours required will be provided

Mirror Wills

SIMPLE Mirror Will (for couples)

£285plus VAT
  • Appointment of Guardians and replacements
  • Making up to three specific gifts
  • Leaving the rest of your estate to an adult beneficiary and naming a substitute beneficiary
  • Funeral wishes
  • Two simple single wills for each person where the contents ‘mirror’ each other e.g. a husband and wife leaving everything to each other then passing to their children on the death of the surviving spouse.

STANDARD Mirror Will (for couples)

£385plus VAT
  • Appointment of Guardians and replacements
  • More than three specific gifts
  • Leaving the rest of your estate to an adult beneficiary and naming a substitute beneficiary
  • Funeral wishes
  • Two simple single wills for each person where the contents ‘mirror’ each other e.g. a husband and wife leaving everything to each other then passing to their children on the death of the surviving spouse.
  • Additional substitute beneficiaries for your estate (also known as a ‘long stop’ provision)
  • If required, a clause to carry out additional wishes or directions as necessary
  • Severance of a Joint Tenancy of to create a Tenancy in Common
  • Provision of a right to ride for the surviving partner
  • Registration at the land registry (+ £3.00)

PREMIUM Wills

from £385plus VAT
  • As a STANDARD Mirror Will but in addition:
  • Specific tax advice and estate planning
  • More complex will clauses as necessary e.g. for business interests
  • Provision of trusts if required e.g. a discretionary trust
  • The additional work will be charged at an hourly rate of £200.00 and an estimate of the number of hours required will be provided