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    Hello

    I've just been quoted £200 + VAT for a 'simple' declaration of trust'. I've read an example of a declaration on HMRC and it is very basic.

    Can anyone recommend a solicitor who is much cheaper? I've seen someone on here quoting figures of £30 to £40 - so grateful for any recommendations.

    Many thanks
    Claymore

    #2
    I'm down to 175 plus VAT - still seems a lot :-(

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      #3
      What about your won solicitor? Or is one of those above him/her?

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        #4
        The cheaper of the two is my regular solicitor. If worse comes to the worse, I will get it done by them.

        It's just a little frustrating when I saw someone post on the forum that they do them for £35 - do you think I can find that post!! :-(

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