How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Buachaill Your Own Question
Buachaill, Barrister
Category: Law
Satisfied Customers: 10974
Experience:  Barrister 17 years experience
Type Your Law Question Here...
Buachaill is online now

if I cancel legal documents for a Family Trust before signing

This answer was rated:

if I cancel legal documents for a Family Trust before signing the final documents can I claim back The money that I have paid ie. £1400.
Buachaill :

1. I regret to say that monies paid to a trust provider or to a firm of solicitors is not automatically refundable merely if you then decide not to go ahead and sign the Trust documents. Essentially fees payable for a solicitor or trust provider to set up a trust are determined by the amount of work done. Fees are not dependent upon the settlor deciding to go ahead with the trust. Once you employ a solicitor or trust provider to put together documents for a trust, then fees arise. Just because you change your mind and decide not to go ahead does not mean that the monies are refundable. Obviously whilst the full 1400 is not refundable a proportion of the fees which represents work which has to be done in the future, ought to be refundable. So you should negotiate with the legal department for a proportionate part of the fess paid to be refunded to recognise that not all the work was done.


I have spoken to their Legal
Dept & they say we are not entitled to a refund if we do not go ahead.

Optional Information:
System of Law: England-and-Wales

Already Tried:
I have rung their Legal Dept.

Buachaill and other Law Specialists are ready to help you