Vanessa Bull-Domican – Managing Director
Vanessa founded Blacklaw in 2013 having previously been a partner in a firm in the Thames Valley area. Vanessa primarily focusses her time on Wills & Probate matters and Family matters and has in excess of 9 years’ experience in both disciplines.
Vanessa has an empathetic approach to dealing with probate matters whilst providing full and concise information regarding the probate process.
Vanessa also oversees our Residential Conveyancing team.
Clifford Poole ACCA Affiliate – Accounts Manager
Clifford supports Vanessa in all probate matters using his accounting background to effectively manage and finalise estate accounts.
Costs (Uncontested probate only)
Probate work and estate administration is carried out Vanessa’s hourly rate of £250.00 plus VAT. The cost of obtaining a Grant of Probate is likely to be around £1,500.00 plus VAT, but this can vary based upon the extent of the work required. The cost of administering an Estate following Probate is likely to be around £1,500.00 – £2500.00 plus VAT, but this may vary greatly based upon the size of the estate and the number of assets to be realised. We strongly advise you to book a free 30 minute consultation with us where we can discuss your requirements in detail and provide a more accurate quote.
Timescales (Uncontested probate only)
A typical probate transaction is likely to take 4-6 months to finalise, but again, this can vary greatly dependent on the complexity of the estate and the number and type of assets to be realised. Should a property sale be involved, the timescales may be significantly extended.