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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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London, Manchester, Oxford

Hugh MacDougald

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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Private Client


Partner: Hugh heads the private client department and specialises in estate planning, capital preservation, private and charitable trust administration, family equity issues, resolution of disputes over wills and trusts, capital tax advice and compliance, probate and related residential property services. The department represents high-net-worth individuals and families, entrepreneurs, landed estates, UK and foreign domiciled trusts and individuals, executorships, charities, and a range of agents acting on behalf of incapacitated individuals, such as attorneys and deputies.


Trained Lawrence Graham; qualified 1979; solicitor, Macfarlanes 1980-85; partner and head of private client Winckworth Sherwood 1986-date.


Law Society of England and Wales; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Country Landowners Association.


Exeter University.

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Hugh MacDougald heads the practice at Winckworth Sherwood LLP, and is recommended along with Tim Snaith, who is ‘charming and discreet with clients and also knowledgeable, thorough and experienced. He is the ideal private client lawyer’. The firm acts for a variety of wealthy individuals, entrepreneurs, family businesses, and UK and foreign-domiciled trusts and individuals, in addition to landed estates, charities, executorships and agents. The team’s ‘communication, knowledge and attention to detail are very reassuring’.

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