About Us

Power Scott and its predecessors have been established in their present location for over 25 years.

The sole recognised practitioner at Power Scott is Mr Robert Henry Scott BA (Hons) who has been qualified as a solicitor for over 30 years. He has a wealth of experience in general legal practice. He was formerly a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and a member of the 24 hour and court Duty Solicitor Schemes (criminal) and is currently a member of the Law Society Property Section. He no longer deals with court work but instead concentrates on all aspects of conveyancing, leases, Wills, probate, Lasting Powers of Attorney and applications to the Court of Protection. He also deals with uncontested divorces and Consent Orders dealing with the financial aspect of marriage or relationship breakdown.

We offer advice, assistance and representation at court on a wide range of issues including:-

  • Divorce and Separation.  Fixed fee divorce starting at £150 plus VAT.
  • All aspects of marriage and relationship breakdown.
  • Making a Will.
  • Winding up the estate of a deceased person including obtaining a Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration.
  • House buying and selling – ask for a fixed fee quotation.
  • Commercial and residential leases.
  • Lasting Power of Attorney, both Health & Welfare and Property & Financial Affairs.
  • Court of Protection applications.

 

Family

 

Over many years Power Scott are proud to have supported clients beset by matrimonial and other family disputes.

Unfortunately public funding is no longer available for divorce work and we recognise that this may be off putting to someone of limited means. We are able to offer a variety of funding arrangements including a flexible payment scheme.

We are able to offer advice and assistance in divorce, separation and the financial aspect of relationship breakdown. We offer a fixed fee for a straight forward uncontested divorce of £350 plus VAT. This excludes the court fee which is payable. Currently the fee is £550 but you may be eligible for exemption from paying the court fee or to have the court fee reduced depending on your means.

 

Conveyancing:

 

We offer a fixed fee conveyancing service with no hidden extras from £375 plus VAT.  Because we are a small practise you will have a named and experienced solicitor who will deal with your transaction from start to finish,in addition there will be, in a sale, a likely fee of £6 to obtain an official copy of the register of title and £12 to redeem any mortgage or charge secured against the title to your property. In a purchase in addition to our fees there will be the usual local, drainage and mining searches which together will cost an estimated £148 and there will be land registry and land charges searches typically £10 and a fee to pay to the land registry to register your purchase. The amount of the land registry fee depends upon the purchase price of your property. There will also be Stamp Duty Land Tax to pay if the purchase price of your property exceeds £125,000. You should note that the Stamp Duty Land Tax is payable on all transactions where the purchase price is over £40,000 if the purchase will result in you owning more than one property. Further details of the likely amount of SDLT payable will be provided on request.

Because we are a small practice you will have the same legal team dealing with your transaction from start to finish. Why not contact us for a written quotation.

 

Probate:

 

When someone close to you dies we know it is an extremely distressing time for you.

We have many years experience in administering estates and we are here to help.

We will always try to provide an accurate estimate of the likely cost involved from the outset and, if instructed, will deal with the process of winding up your loved ones estate as smoothly and painlessly as possible.

We can package areas of work which may assist you in dealing with the administration of someone’s estate if you are named as the Executor or you are the Administrator of an estate of someone who has died without a Will. For example if you instructed us only to obtain the Grant of Representation we would limit our charges to and initial estimate of £500 plus VAT where the value of the estate is less than £250,000. If you instructed us to obtain the Grant of Representation and to administer the deceased person’s estate then our charges would be based on an hourly charging rate of £195 plus VAT and, depending upon the complexity of the matter 1.5% of the value of the deceased’s estate

 

Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection:

 

We can provide you with a simple Will from £95 plus VAT.

Making a Will provides you with the piece of mind that after you’re gone those people who you want to benefit will inherit your estate.

Arguably everyone who makes a Will which will deal with your assets after your death should at least consider making a Lasting Power of Attorney which will enable someone you nominate to deal with your property and affairs while you’re still alive if you reach the stage where you are unable to manage your property and affairs yourself.  You can also appoint someone to deal with your personal welfare should you reach the point where you lack mental capacity.

Unfortunately once it has been established that you lack mental capacity the only way anyone can then step into your shoes to deal with your financial affairs is by being appointed as a deputy by the Court of Protection.  This is a much more complicated and costly procedure than granting a Lasting Power of Attorney.

We can provide you with a fixed fee quotation starting from £375 plus VAT to provide a Lasting Power of Attorney for you.   Please note this does not include the fee payable to the Office of the Public Guardian to register the application.

In addition we operate a free legal surgery where you would be entitle to 15 minutes free advice. Please ring to make a convenient appointment.

 

 

Power Scott is regulated and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority SRA No. 571806.

For the code of conduct which governs our services click www.sra.org.uk