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Addleshaw Goddard LLP’s ‘excellent’ team is led by the ‘highly technicalPervinder Kaur, who advises high-net-worth individuals and family trusts on matters involving private company interests. The team acts for national and international clients.

Wrigleys Solicitors LLP’s ‘personable’ group acts for family businesses and business owners; clients in the farming and land owning market; and injured, disabled and vulnerable clients. Andrew Wriglesworth and Marie-Louise Hamilton in Leeds and Lynne Bradey in Sheffield head the team, which includes the ‘thoughtful’ Matthew Wrigley. Oliver Hallam was promoted to partner.

A strong local firm’, Andrew Jackson Solicitors LLP advises high-net-worth individuals on succession planning, as well as the creation and administration of lifetime trusts. Practice head Kevin Webster acts for charities and landed estates.

Bond Dickinson LLP’s ‘very strong’ team is headed by Caroline Hedges, whose clients include entrepreneurs and lottery winners. Andrew Playle is now at Mills & Reeve LLP.

The ‘very professionalJustine Osmotherley leads the ‘impressive’ team at Clarion, which includes Vivienne Wild, who advises entrepreneurs and business owners on estate and succession planning, as well as on asset protection and inheritance tax issues.

Led by the ‘very experiencedGillian Coverley, Irwin Mitchell advises on all aspects of private client work, including wills, estate administration, compliance, lasting power of attorney and tax issues. Danny Varhalamas is experienced in Court of Protection matters.

The ‘competent’ team at LCF Law provides ‘very proficient’ advice under the leadership of Neil Shaw, who acts as a professional deputy for clients unable to look after their own assets.

Led by the ‘outstandingTricia Carter, Lupton Fawcett Denison Till’s clients include landed estates and owners of SMEs. Carter handles trusts, wills and social care matters for parents of individuals with learning disabilities.

Mills & Reeve LLP’s ‘very competent’ team is headed by the ‘reliableJulia Rangecroft, who specialises in tax planning concerning agricultural assets, heritage property and offshore work. The team was strengthened by the arrival of Andrew Playle from Bond Dickinson LLP.

Pinsent Masons LLP’s group is led by Janet Hoskin, who primarily advises clients in the insurance and banking sectors on commercial trusts work, including complex tax planning.

A ‘well-established firm’, Raworths’ team was strengthened by the arrival of David Garfitt from Langleys Solicitors LLP. It regularly advises high-net-worth individuals, as well as agricultural and rural clients, on wills, succession planning and tax planning issues. The ‘well-organised’ Rachel Tunnicliffe heads the group.

HLW Keeble Hawson’s ‘pragmatic’ team is headed by Michele Todd, who handles tax planning and charity work.

Harrowells Solicitors provides a ‘high level of service’ on matters involving agricultural assets, with an increasing focus on land assets. Clients recommend the ‘considerate’ Ed Ryder and Andrew Gowar, who leads the team.

Rollits LLP’s department is headed by John Lane, who specialises in landed estates matters, as well as acting as a court-appointed trustee.

Taylor & Emmet LLP’s team is headed by Richard King, who advises on wills, powers of attorney, and tax planning. Alex Watkinson joined from Bell & Buxton and Diana Smart joined Gordons LLP.

At Wake Smith Solicitors Limited, Andrew Vidler’s group has particular expertise in inheritance tax issues, lasting powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters.

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