Wills & estate planning

We advise individuals, couples and families on all aspects of wills and tax planning.  Even if you think that you have a simple estate and straightforward family situation, your assets can be protected through efficient tax planning.

Where your estate or family situation is more complex, your assets can be protected and distributed in accordance with your wishes through a well-structured and tax efficient will.

We also have a top ranked team which advise on will disputes and inheritance disputes. 

Our wills and tax planning lawyers advise on:

  • preparing tax efficient wills for individuals, married couples and civil partners
  • preparing tax efficient plans for farmers, farming families and business owners
  • passing assets to individuals tax efficiently 
  • how to take advantage of inheritance tax reliefs such as those on business and agricultural property 
  • Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax planning
  • post-death tax planning
  • tax-efficient asset structuring and investments
  • trust creation, administration and taxation
  • charitable trusts and philanthropy
  • will and inheritance tax disputes

 

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    Farming partnerships: Spotlight on tax…

    In April a new, higher rate of 3% stamp duty land tax was introduced for those buying a second property (or more) in an effort to curb the number of second home buyers and damp down the ‘Buy to Let’ market.

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    Inheriting Assets and the Tax Implications

    Discussing how you might manage a substantial inheritance is difficult, particularly if you have lost a close relative or friend, the resulting change in your financial and personal circumstances is likely to prompt a review of the options open to you.

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