Private Client

Trusts

Trusts

Trusts are often feared for being overcomplicated and outmoded. They are not always simple, but they remain important and flexible tools to help with the controlled devolution and preservation of wealth.

We have a long established reputation in the field and regularly advise on the creation and day to day running of trusts for a wide variety of clients including settlors, trustees and beneficiaries of family and charitable trusts. We work closely with clients to ensure their trusts are utilised for maximum benefit. Our advice frequently covers one or more of the following aspects of trust law:

  • Creation of trusts
  • Distribution of trust assets
  • Termination of trusts
  • Tax implications
  • Trustee powers and duties
  • Change of trustees
  • Application to the Court to vary a trust

Our approach is always to consider how useful and appropriate a trust is to individual circumstances. When it ceases to be useful, we advise on a trust’s efficient termination. Administration of trusts Once trusts are up and running, they need to be soundly administered, which includes the preparation of trust accounts and tax returns and adherence to the increasing volume of trust and tax compliance legislation. We seek to ensure that this is done as effectively and efficiently as possible.

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We identify our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi-disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service across all of our practice areas.

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Lara Barton

Partner

Lara Barton

Partner

Mary Elliott

Partner

Mary Elliott

Partner

Julia Richards

Partner

Julia Richards

Partner

Charles Richardson

Partner

Charles Richardson

Partner

Charlotte Simm

Partner

Charlotte Simm

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Lucinda Tite

Partner

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Wilfrid Vernor-Miles

Partner

Louise Walker

Partner

Louise Walker

Partner

Matthew Yates

Partner

Matthew Yates

Partner

David Draisey

Partner

David Draisey

Partner

Richard Kershaw

Partner

Richard Kershaw

Partner

Alexandra Sarkis

Consultant

Alexandra Sarkis

Consultant

Molly Wills

Consultant

Molly Wills

Consultant

Paul Camfield

Senior Associate

Paul Camfield

Senior Associate

Lewis Edwards

Senior Associate

Lewis Edwards

Senior Associate

Katie Martin

Senior Associate

Katie Martin

Senior Associate

Rosemary Milns

Senior Associate

Rosemary Milns

Senior Associate

Harriet Murray

Senior Associate

Harriet Murray

Senior Associate

Sunir Watts

Senior Associate

Sunir Watts

Senior Associate

Vanina Wittenburg

Senior Associate

Vanina Wittenburg

Senior Associate

Louise Garrett

Associate

Louise Garrett

Associate

Jonathan Gemmell

Associate

Jonathan Gemmell

Associate

Flora Nelmes

Associate

Flora Nelmes

Associate

Daniel Watson

Associate

Daniel Watson

Associate

Susan Cutts

Trust and Tax Manager

Susan Cutts

Trust and Tax Manager

Jothein Miles

Trust and Tax Manager

Jothein Miles

Trust and Tax Manager

Frazer Oldham

Trust and Tax Manager

Frazer Oldham

Trust and Tax Manager

Elizabeth Paterson

Trust and Tax Manager

Elizabeth Paterson

Trust and Tax Manager

Julie Rudd

Trust and Tax Manager

Julie Rudd

Trust and Tax Manager

Kiran Sangha

Trust and Tax Manager

Kiran Sangha

Trust and Tax Manager

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