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Hewitsons

ELGIN HOUSE, BILLING ROAD, NORTHAMPTON, NN1 5AU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01604 233233
Fax:
Fax 01604 627941
DX:
15623 NORTHAMPTON 3
Email:
Web:
www.hewitsons.com

Catherine Ball

Tel:
Work 01604 463337
Email:
Hewitsons

Work Department

Private Wealth.

Position

Partner in private wealth department in Northampton, specialising in wills, probates, tax planning and trusts.

Career

Trained Purser White Mackechnie Jarvis; qualified 1999; assistant solicitor; Warrens Boyes & Archer assistant solicitor; 2001 Hewitsons, assistant solicitor 2001-03; partner 2008.

Member

Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners; Chartered Institute of Taxation; Association of Taxation Technicians.

Education

Dr Challonor’s High School for Girls; Anglia Polytechnic University (1996 LLB Hons 2(1); LPC).


East Midlands: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Hewitsons ‘inspires confidence in the quality and depth of its advice’ and is praised for its ‘attention to detail’ and ‘expeditious handling of matters’. The team's varied caseload often involves matters at the intersection of traditional private client work and agricultural and charity law. Inheritance tax planning, trust reorganisations and administration, landed estates and heritage property, and the administration of complex estates are all key areas of activity. Matters often involve an international element such as non-UK resident trusts, family members not domiciled or resident in the UK, or non-UK assets. Daniel Curtis leads the team from Cambridge, with senior partner Clare Colacicchi, who ‘has very good communication skills’, Catherine Ball and ‘very able’ senior solicitor Antonia Cooper the main practitioners in the Northampton office. Senior solicitor Rachel Hawkins joined from Wilson Browne Solicitors. Recent highlights include advising on tax anti-avoidance Reverter to Settlor rules, on a historic chattels loan agreement, and creating discretionary settlements to hold an investment property company.

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