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SERVICES & PRICING

My main services are listed below, but I’m always happy to talk to you to work out how I can help you with your legal issue.

£250 Single Power of Attorney
£400 Mirror Powers of Attorney
(for couples)

OUR PRICES ABOVE INCLUDE:

  • taking your instructions,

  • providing advice as appropriate to your requirements

  • preparing a draft Power of Attorney for you to review,

  • making changes following review,

  • complete execution of the Power of Attorney, and

  • arranging for registration with the Office of the Public Guardian;

  • forwarding the Registered Power of Attorney to you with two certified copies.

As ST Law is not currently registered for VAT, no VAT is chargeable on the above fixed price.

OUR FIXED PRICE WILL NOT INCLUDE:

The Registration Fee payable to the Office of the Public Guardian (From April 2020, that fee is £81 per Power of Attorney)


Note:   This fixed price will only cover the services mentioned. Your case may require additional work that is not included. We will discuss this with you at our first meeting. If additional costs arise due to matters related to your own personal circumstances, we will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity and we will advise you of any increase in price that may arise.

PRICING

We all want to be able to make our own decisions about our lives, but sometimes life doesn’t work out as planned. I can help you prepare for the worst case scenario, should you find yourself unable to make your own decisions, whether about your finances or your own personal welfare. 

POWER OF ATTORNEY

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GUARDIANSHIP ORDERS UNDER THE ADULTS WITH INCAPACITY (SCOTLAND) ACT 2000 
Depending on the nature of the Guardianship Order sought, assistance under the Scottish Legal Aid Scheme may be available either because the Adult themselves is financially eligible, or on a non-means-tested basis.  Where the Order proposed includes either welfare powers only, or welfare and financial powers together, Civil Legal Aid will be available, and will cover both our time and the costs of the statutory reports required.

If the Adult is eligible for Legal Advice and Assistance, the work required to make and lodge the application for legal aid will be covered by a grant of Legal Advice and Assistance. 

If the Adult is not eligible for Legal Advice and Assistance, the fee for preparing and submitting the application for Civil Legal Aid will be £300.  

Where the Guardianship Order sought relates solely to financial powers, our hourly rate of £180 per hour will apply for all work carried out.   

 
The number of hours spent on your case will be determined by the complexity and the unique circumstances of your case.  We will discuss the likely cost of your case with you at our initial meeting. If additional costs arise due to unforeseen circumstances, we will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity and we will advise you of any increase in cost that may arise.

Please note, the hourly rate does not include any outlays that may be required.  These are variable depending on the nature of the case.  We will discuss what these may be at our initial meeting. Examples include:

  • The costs of the statutory reports to be submitted with the application

  • Court fees associated with lodging the application

  • Registration fees for registering the Guardianship Order with the Office of the Public Guardian

PRICING

For those who haven’t got a Power of Attorney in place, and who aren’t able to make their own decisions, whether because of a lifelong condition, or a sudden accident or illness, someone else might need to step in to make those decisions for them.  If that’s you, you will need to make an application to have yourself appointed as Guardian.  A Guardianship Order needs to be granted by the Court, and I can help you through the process, from start to finish, even including accessing funding in certain cases.

Adults with Incapacity

GUARDIANSHIP ORDERS

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Our hourly rate is £180 per hour, and how much your case will cost will be determined by the complexity and the unique circumstances of your case.  We will discuss the likely cost of your case with you at our initial meeting.  If additional costs arise due to unforeseen circumstances, we will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity.  The hourly rate does not include any outlays that may be required, and these are variable depending on the nature of the case.  

Civil Legal Assistance under the Legal Aid Scheme may be available for any non-contentious cases, subject to the Scottish Legal Aid Board eligibility criteria.

PRICING

If your legal issue is something else, I'm happy to talk to you to see if it is something I can help you with. Most non-contentious civil issues will be considered. Where I'm unable to assist myself, I will always try to give you further information about accessing advice elsewhere.

OTHER LEGAL SERVICES

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WILLS

SIMPLE WILLS
£175 Single Will (for the estate of one person)
£300 Mirror Wills (identical wills drafted for two persons)

If you are married, in a civil partnership or cohabiting, a Mirror Will may only be appropriate where neither you nor your partner has children from a separate relationship. Where this is the case, I will be happy to meet with you and discuss the options based on your circumstances.

COMPLEX WILLS
(for example, those with guardianship clauses or requiring specific and more detailed consideration and advice on legacies or limiting the inheritance of, or disinheriting, beneficiaries)

£325 Single Will
£575 Mirror Wills

OUR PRICES ABOVE INCLUDE:

  • taking your instructions,

  • providing advice as appropriate to your requirements

  • providing advice on legal rights

  • preparing a draft will for you to review,

  • making changes following review,

  • complete execution of the will, and

  • providing you with your original will along with two copies of your will.

As ST Law is not currently registered for VAT, no VAT is chargeable on the above fixed price.

OUR FIXED PRICE WILL NOT INCLUDE:

  • work associated with lifetime trusts such as drafting trust deeds,

  • advice and work associated with bankrupt or otherwise vulnerable beneficiaries,

  • advice on inheritance tax,

  • preparing the transfer of heritable property (buildings and land) into a trust.

Please note this fixed price will only cover the services mentioned. Your case may require additional work that is not included. We will discuss this with you at our first meeting. If additional costs arise due to matters related to your own personal circumstances, we will discuss this with you at the earliest opportunity and we will advise you of any increase in price that may arise.

PRICING

Apart from making our own decisions in life, we also want to make our decisions about what happens to our belongings and savings when we die.  The only way to ensure that your wishes will be followed is by writing a Will.   I can help you turn your wishes into your Will, and make sure you’re aware of any potential issues from your circumstances. 

WILLS

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