Preparation is key

At White & Co, we specialise in a range of Private Client services including the preparation of Wills and Codicils including living wills (Advance Directives) and mirror wills, all aspects of Probate and Administration of Estates on death, advice, preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection.

We also specialise in advising elderly clients and in the event you are unable to make it to the office we can offer home visits.

We are able to offer fixed fees for the majority of our services or can provide a quote tailored to your individual requirements as we recognise that everyone’s needs are different.

It is important for everyone, regardless of age, to have a Will in place to ensure that those who you wish to benefit from your estate following your death do so. We offer single Wills or mirror Wills for you and your spouse or partner.

It is also important that you review your Will on a regular basis, particularly after any major events in your life have occurred to ensure that it continues to represent your wishes.

Once such important event is when you separate from a partner and/or go through the divorce process.  A Decree Absolute affects your Will and so you need to make sure your Will is still valid following divorce.

Also if you simply wish to make a small amendment to your Will, we can assist with this by way of a Codicil to your existing Will. Our costs are as follows:

Single Will – from £200 plus VAT
Mirror Wills – from £350 plus VAT
Codicils – from £130 plus VAT
Home Visits – £100 plus VAT (within a 5 mile radius).

If you live further than this, please contact us for a tailored quote.

Personal attention is especially needed at times of bereavement. Following a person’s death if they have left an estate worth more than £5,000 it is usually necessary to apply for a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration (depending on the circumstances) to collect in the estate and distribute it.

We can assist you with this or look after all aspects of this for you including obtaining the document from the Probate Registry, complete all the relevant Inheritance Tax Forms and obtaining the necessary document to enable the estate to be administered. Whatever the size or complexity of the estate, we are able to deal with the legal aspects professionally and sympathetically.

Contact us for further information.

It is important for everyone to consider the benefits of appointing an Attorney to deal with your financial and health and welfare affairs should you become incapacitated through accident or illness. This can be done by creating a Power of Attorney which is a deed appointing a chosen person, who you trust, to look after you and your finances in the event that you are rendered incapable. Many people give little thought to such matters and we understand that it is not something one wants to have to think about. The problems faced by close relatives and/or friends when no Power of Attorney has been made are significant. Our costs are as follows –

Preparing a Lasting Power of Attorney (not including the registration) – £395 plus VAT
Registering a Lasting Power of Attorney (not including the preparation) – £195 plus VAT plus Court fee (currently £82 per LPA)
Preparation and Registration of both Lasting Powers of Attorney together – £995 plus VAT plus Court fee (currently £164 for both LPAs)