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3 ST MARY'S PARSONAGE, MANCHESTER, M3 2RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 832 3434
Fax:
Fax 0161 832 6650
DX:
14325 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.kuits.com

Graham Wood

Tel:
Work 0161 832 3434
Email:
Web:
www.kuits.com
Kuit Steinart Levy LLP

Work Department

Tax and estate planning.

Position

Partner and Head of the Tax and Estate Planning Team, Graham specialises in tax and trusts law and on a daily basis handles high value estate planning work. Graham is also experienced in tax disclosures, advising on offshore tax issues for UK Resident non-domiciliaries and offshore trust work, as well as trusts in relation to high value awards obtained for children and patients.

He is also experienced in establishing trusts for individuals with serious personal injury (with awards on average circa £2 million) and mental capacity issues. Graham also advises on all aspects of Court of Protection and Office of Public Guardian, advising on the process and dealing with applications for Powers of Attorney.

He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

To learn more about Kuits please click here.

Career

Trained at Hill Dickinson; qualified 1995; worked for Halliwell Landau before moving to Kuit Steinart Levy in 1997; partner 2001 to date.

Member

STEP.

Education

Birkenhead School 1982-89; Birmingham University (1992 LLB (Hons)); Chester College of Law (1993 Law Society Finals).

Leisure

Golf, cycling and swimming.


North West: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

Graham Wood - Kuit Steinart Levy LLP

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

At Kuit Steinart Levy LLP  ‘everything it does is cooperative, innovative and the team is prompt at responding to all our queries’. Practice head Graham Wood  has a ‘great understanding of charities law and has immense clarity of thought and invaluable technical expertise’. The team advises on the full range of issues such as on the establishment of new charitable trusts, companies and other entities, charity governance and constitutional issues as well as contested legacies and gift aid advice. The firm is also skilled at advising charities on commercial contracts, commercial property, disputes and on employment issues. Newly promoted partner Lauren Clyne  advises on charity law issues such as on the establishment of new charities. The team continues to advise the Stoller Charitable Trust on all its legal requirements, and acts for DanceSyndrome,  is a charity aimed at enabling the learning disabled to lead and participate in dance classes.

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Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Litigation partner Andrew Weinberg at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP  heads the team. Other key members of this specialist group include litigation solicitor Sharon Kelly . Head of tax and probate is the ‘excellent and highly experiencedGraham Wood  and on the tax side Paul Bricknell regularly advises on contentious trust and estate matters, including inheritance tax issues. The team’s clients are predominantly owner-managed businesses and their owners, family businesses and very high-net-worth individuals. The team is skilled at advising on all aspects of large and complex disputed estates.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Graham Wood - Kuit Steinart Levy LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Kuit Steinart Levy LLP  offers a ‘client-friendly, easy to understand service that is backed up with accurate technical knowledge and other departments within the firm to deliver a complete solution to whatever the clients need’. Graham Wood  is ‘highly skilled at drafting trust documentation; he has a very detailed knowledge and expertise in personal and trust tax issues and leaves no stone unturned’. Paul Bricknell has ‘superb attention to detail and the advice he gives is not just factually correct but more importantly always relevant to the particular circumstances at issue’. The ‘very knowledgeableLauren Clyne  is also recommended as is associate David Chambers. Clients include a fifth of the North West Rich List including three of the top ten and a quarter of the top 20 family-owned businesses in the region.

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