Daniel is a Partner and Head of the Private Wealth team. He is based in the firm’s Cambridge office.
Daniel advises clients on Wills, Inheritance Tax and Succession Planning, regularly addressing international issues and questions of domicile. He advises individuals and Trustees on the establishment and use of Trusts for asset protection, succession and tax planning. He has extensive experience of dealing with the administration of complex Estates including those with business property, agricultural property, Lloyds assets and foreign assets. He also advises on Powers of Attorney and deals with matters involving the Court of Protection, including applications for the appointment of a Deputy, applications for Statutory Wills and applications for gifts to be made on behalf of incapacitated individuals.
Daniel graduated with a degree in Business Law. He trained and worked as a Solicitor in Nottingham, before joining Hewitsons in 1999. He became a Partner in 2003.
Daniel is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and is a Committee member of the Cambridge Branch of STEP. He is also a member of the Law Society Probate Section.
He is a Notary Public and a member of The Notaries Society.
Daniel is named as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 2020 Guide and both the Chambers & Partners 2017 Guide and Chambers & Partner's High Net Worth guide 2017.
The Inheritance and Succession team has been commended by The Times Best Law Firms 2020.
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Latest testimonials"He acts proactively and is very bright. When speed is of the essence, he gets to the nub of the matter and does his absolute best to resolve it very quickly".
Client testimonial as featured in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory 2016
"Daniel Curtis is ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeable and is adept at asking pertinent questions, anticipating issues and suggesting solutions".
Legal 500 Legal Directory 2019
- Private Wealth - Inheritance Tax Relief for Agricultural and Business Assets
- Private Wealth - Executorship
- Private Wealth - A Guide to Court of Protection
- Private Wealth - Deeds of Variation
- Private Wealth Services
- Private Wealth - Inheritance Tax & Tax Planning - A Guide
- Private Wealth - Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Private Wealth - Living Wills
- Visiting a Notary Public - Notes for Clients
- Private Wealth - A Guide to Statutory Wills
- Private Wealth - When Someone Dies
- Private Wealth - The Importance of a Will
- Private Wealth - The Consequences of not having a Will
- Private Wealth - Trusts