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Agricultural Wills & Succession Planning

Agricultural Wills & Succession Planning

About

Hewitsons’ Private Wealth team has an in-depth understanding of the agricultural sector and has long been providing advice to farmers and landowners on a range of matters including Wills and inheritance tax, tax planning, lifetime gifts, estates, trusts and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

We understand the importance of passing on the business to future generations in the most efficient and the fairest way possible. We can guide you through the options to be considered, advise on the inheritance tax position where appropriate and prepare Wills which take into account all relevant circumstances.

In doing so, our aim is to ensure we understand the whole picture: the dynamics of the business and the way in which it is run, your personal and family circumstances, the needs of the various family members and your wishes for the business going forward. We achieve this by working closely with you and with our colleagues and other professionals involved in the business.

Specialist advice on the inheritance tax position is an important aspect. Inheritance tax reliefs applicable to farming businesses, specifically agricultural property relief and business property relief, are potentially generous but complex and easily lost and advice at an early stage will maximise the potential for benefitting from these reliefs in the future.

We can also put in place Lasting Powers of Attorney, enabling your personal and business affairs to be dealt with by attorneys in the event of your incapacity.

Key Contacts

Carolyn Bagley - Partner

Carolyn Bagley

Partner

+44 (0)1908 247015

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Catherine Ball - Partner

Catherine Ball

Partner

+44 (0)1604 463337

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Clare Colacicchi - Partner

Clare Colacicchi

Partner

+44 (0)1604 463317

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Daniel Curtis - Partner

Daniel Curtis

Partner

+44 (0)1223 461155

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Elizabeth Davies - Partner

Elizabeth Davies

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532715

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Bernadette O'Reilly - Partner

Bernadette O'Reilly

Partner

+44 (0)1223 532763

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Meet the team

Latest testimonials

"We have used Stephanie Dennis for recent projects and we are very pleased and satisfied. We will continue to use Hewitsons in the future."
Mr & Mrs L

"Thanks to Stephanie Dennis who handled the land sale who was always helpful and patient with precise answers to any query presented."
Executors of Mrs R

"Stephanie Dennis is very diligent, efficient and communicative. Her work is always carried out with complete professionalism and skill."
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“Denise Wilkinson provides excellent advice on a range of property matters in a concise and clear way which is readily understood.”

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"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
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"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
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“I particularly liked the approach of Hewitsons in that we worked with the same lawyer from initial discussions and quotation through to completion of the sale. This meant there was good continuity throughout the project.”
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"In my experience Hewitsons is top of its class. It has experts in every field."
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"Hewitsons is outstanding. It is professional, knowledgeable and efficient."
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“The firm provides excellent partner expertise at highly competitive rates.”
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

"Hewitsons provided us with timely legal support adhering to the scope of the service agreed."
Client Testimonial c/o Legal 500

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"They are an efficient, knowledgeable team, which is able to advise and carry out work on a variety of topics"
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"The whole team offers excellent customer service, being responsive and timely with its advice"
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“A dynamic yet pragmatic approach to getting the job done.”
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“Hewitsons has high professional standards. They are well informed, cover all of our necessary disciplines and cover them well. They are always available at short notice when required.”
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Gareth Williams has a practical and proactive approach to projects, which is often missing elsewhere‘.
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