Hello. We are Heppenstalls, a team of friendly legal professionals who are accessible, efficient and approachable.

Based in Lymington and New Milton, we have provided quality legal services in the New Forest for over 120 years.

Our strength is in our people and our company values to deliver a personalised solution

We can offer you a free home visit during this time.

Our Services

The costs associated with the services we provide are outlined as follows, please contact us either by phone 01425610078 or 01590689500 or email enquiries@heppenstalls.co.uk to get an accurate quote based on the nature and complexity of your matter.

Hourly rates:

£170 to £300 + VAT @ 20% per fee earner depending on experience and qualifications.


From £1000 + VAT depending on value of the property, complexity of transaction, whether freehold or leasehold. A more complete table can be found on the property page.

Disbursements you may have to pay;

£17 to £300 for indemnity policies, the price for this depends on what needs to be indemnified.

Searches from £310 + VAT

SDLT depends on the value of the property, if you are a first time buyer or second property etc.

Land registry fees depend on the value of the property and the type of transaction.

Private Client Matters:

Grant of probate, from £1500 + VAT IHT 205, from £1900 + VAT IHT 400 with no IHT, from £2500 + VAT IHT 400 with IHT

Wills, from £275 + VAT

LPA’s, from £400 + VAT

Deputyship is usually at court fixed costs.

Tax returns and Tax advice costs are based on the fee earners time.

All other advice is charged by time spent.

Disbursements you may have to pay;

Valuation fees, Bankruptcy searches, Certificate providers fees, Court of Protection fees are all variable.

LPA registration fees per part depend on income but can be up to £82 per part.

ID checks are variable in cost.

Why choose Heppenstalls as your Solicitors?

We are helpful
We provide an efficient service
Community Focused
130 years in business
Our Team
Our team are our most valuable asset and the reason for our success. We strive to create an environment of professionalism, trust and respect that will continuously provide our staff with motivation, challenge, and professional growth. Our group values are Cool Head, Warm Heart, Working Hands.
Alex Jennings
MD, Solicitor & Notary Public
Marie Redman
Director & Solicitor
Nicola Davies
Director & Legal Executive
Jonathan Stokes
Practice Manager
Danielle Harvey
Steven Lord
Probate Manager
What our clients say:
Nicola,  many thanks for your help over these last few months. You have made this difficult and emotional period a bit easier.
What our clients say:
Thank you to the Conveyancing Team, really helpful and professional every step of the way.
What our clients say:

Steven, thank you very much for all your help over the past year. I would certainly use your company again for any legal requirements I might have in the future. C Munro.

Latest news
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