Wills, Probate and Trusts


Wills, Probate and Trusts Department

“Oh, we don’t need a Will, we want everything to go to each other”

“Oh, it’s something that we’ve never got around to”

 “It’s too complicated and something that we didn’t want to think about”

At Smith Llewelyn we have heard every excuse for not making a Will.

Imagine a situation where you assume that your valuable, hard earned assets will pass to the people that you love and cherish but that this does not happen. The sure way to make it happen is to make a Will.

Not everyone has a Will. Some people assume that by making a Will then they may be “tempting fate”. This is not the case!

Every person should have a Will and in our Wills department we understand the reluctance by people to make them. We offer a personal and empathetic service, making it a simple and painless process.

We adopt that same level of service for Probate clients. We understand the particularly difficult period after losing a loved one and we offer a sympathetic and professional service.

We have acted for many of our clients for many years and in dealing with their Probate we often know the families of the deceased and are able to guide them through the process with compassion. Smith Llewelyn Partnership will ensure quality, accuracy and efficiency.

In addition to Wills and Probate we also offer quality legal advice in respect of:

  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney
  • Deputy (formerly Receivership) applications at the Court of Protection/Office of the Public Guardian
  • Trusts


What our clients say about us:

“Friendly, helpful, professional but approachable”

“Service was first class”

“Keep up the good work”

Contact: Barbara KinseyPeter Smith, Anthony Robins 

Tel - 01792 464444


Our Fees: 


Our Fees  
Single Will £125.00 plus VAT
Joint/Mirror Wills £150.00 plus VAT


We charge an hourly rate for carrying out work on probate files. Our hourly rates are as follows: 

Grade of Fee Earner Hourly Rate
Partners and Solicitors with at least 8 years experience £201.00 plus VAT
Solicitors and Legal Executives with over 4 years experience £177.00 plus VAT

Other Solicitors, Legal Executives and other Fee Earners of

equivalent experience   

£146.00 plus VAT

Trainee Solicitors, Paralegals, Fee Earners of equivalent

£111.00 plus VAT

It may also be necessary to obtain copy documents from the Land Registry or probate documents which incur a small charge. In total, extra disbursements are unlikely to exceed £5.00 but if they do we will let you know. 

There will also be a Probate application fee of £155.00.

Please contact us on 01792 464444 for fees relating to trusts.