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Taylor Walton LLP

THORNYCROFT HOUSE, 107 HOLYWELL HILL, ST ALBANS, HERTFORDSHIRE, AL1 1HQ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01727 845245
Fax:
Fax 01727 864970
Email:
Web:
www.taylorwalton.co.uk
Harpenden, Luton, St Albans

Alex Drake

Tel:
Work 01727 845245
Email:
Taylor Walton LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner and Head of Private Client team, specialising in wills, trusts and inheritance tax planning, preparation and administering of lasting powers of attorney, administration of estates (both testate and intestate), and advising and assisting elderly clients generally.

Career

Trained Bird & Bird, London; qualified 1989; partner, Taylor Walton LLP 2009 to date. Articled clerk, Bird & Bird 1987-89; assistant solicitor, Bird & Bird 1989-98; assistant solicitor, Sherrards (St Albans) 1998-2004; partner, Sherrards 2004-09; consultant solicitor, Miller Rosenfalck ( London) 2006 to date.

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Education

St Albans High School for Girls, Haileybury College; Durham University (1982-85 BA Hons law); Guildford Law School.

Leisure

Swimming, gardening, eating out, wine, school governor at Aldwickbury School, Harpenden.


South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Clients of Taylor Walton LLP are quick to praise the firm for its 'exemplary advice and good depth of knowledge', with practice head Richard Crocker singled out for his ability to 'foresee any issue and act on it efficiently and diligently'. Recent work includes resolving a long-running probate with s double trust inheritance tax planning scheme, which involved the negotiation of a settlement with HMRC, the winding up of the scheme and the reclamation of pre-owned assets tax paid by the client. Also recommended are Alex Drake, who is 'pragmatic and solutions-oriented and who gives clear and intelligible advice'; and Alison Voyce, who has an extensive track record advising on tax planning and succession issues.

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