Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Wilfrid is joint head of the Private Client department. After gaining a degree in Law, Wilfrid trained and qualified at Gray’s Inn firm Vernor-Miles & Noble where he was managing partner before joining Hunters as a partner in the Private Client Department in 2011.

Wilfrid advises a broad range of international and UK individuals, families and trusts on all aspects of capital tax planning and compliance, UK and international asset holding structures and succession planning. He maintains an in depth understanding of the affairs of his clients so he can identify their needs, acting as a trustee of 25 to 30 international and on-shore family trust structures as well as an attorney for many of his clients.

Wilfrid’s international work mainly involves the jurisdictions of the US, Channel Islands, Switzerland, Panama, British Virgin Islands, the Far East, South Africa and Mauritius.

Wilfrid has considerable experience in complex probate and estate administration work, being able to look at all aspects of the administration process and identify opportunities for estates to benefit from often complex and obscure tax saving measures. In this regard he is regularly instructed by not only existing client families but professional referees and national charities. Wilfrid’s work also involves supervising other members of the team in relation probate work, as well as the full range of private client work.

Wilfrid also advises charities on all aspects of regulation and administration. His charity clients include religious orders, animal welfare organisations, educational charities and grant-making charitable trusts. He is himself a trustee of 15 national, international (including in the US) and grant-making charities.

Awards

Spear’s 2021 Tax & Trust Advisors Index

‘Top Recommended’ for both Estate Planning and Tax Planning

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended in the Charities and not-for-profit category

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“The stand out partner is Wilfrid Vernor-Miles. His sharp legal mind complements his affable character. Attention to detail, industry knowledge and delivery of service ensures top quality execution at a price well worth paying. There are more and less aggressive lawyers around the UK but none strike the correct balance of approach required for each individual case/project quite like Wilfrid.”

Tatler Address Book

Listed for Tax, Trust & Estate Planning

Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended in ‘Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate’ section

“Wilfrid Vernor-Miles knows his clients very well and provides very comprehensive and easy-to-understand advice in respect of very complex issues”
Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended in the ‘Charities and Not-for-profit’ section

“Wilfrid Vernor-Miles is another member of this firm whose knowledge of and connections within the charity sector are second to none”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended in the ‘Charities and Not-for-profit’ section

The Legal 500 2019

Recommended in the Charities and Not-for-profit section

“highly knowledgeable and technically excellent with strong client skills”

Chambers 2016

Listed as a leader in his field in the Private Client section

The Legal 500 2015

Recommended in in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate section

Awards

Spear’s 2021 Tax & Trust Advisors Index

‘Top Recommended’ for both Estate Planning and Tax Planning

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended in the Charities and not-for-profit category

The Legal 500 UK 2022

Recommended in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“The stand out partner is Wilfrid Vernor-Miles. His sharp legal mind complements his affable character. Attention to detail, industry knowledge and delivery of service ensures top quality execution at a price well worth paying. There are more and less aggressive lawyers around the UK but none strike the correct balance of approach required for each individual case/project quite like Wilfrid.”

Tatler Address Book

Listed for Tax, Trust & Estate Planning

Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended in ‘Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate’ section

“Wilfrid Vernor-Miles knows his clients very well and provides very comprehensive and easy-to-understand advice in respect of very complex issues”
Legal 500 2021

The Legal 500 UK 2021

Recommended in the ‘Charities and Not-for-profit’ section

“Wilfrid Vernor-Miles is another member of this firm whose knowledge of and connections within the charity sector are second to none”

The Legal 500 UK 2020

Recommended in the ‘Charities and Not-for-profit’ section

The Legal 500 2019

Recommended in the Charities and Not-for-profit section

“highly knowledgeable and technically excellent with strong client skills”

Chambers 2016

Listed as a leader in his field in the Private Client section

The Legal 500 2015

Recommended in in Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate section

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