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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

Antonia Cooper

Tel:
Work 01604 463314
Email:
Hewitsons

Work Department

Private Wealth

Position

Associate

Career

Antonia advises individuals on a wide range of private client work, including wills, administration of estates, lasting powers of attorney, court of protection and inheritance tax planning. She is involved in advising landed estate and has experience dealing with complex trust matters and succession planning.  She also has experience of advising charities, including on charity formation, governance, and incorporation.

Member

Antonia is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Charity Law Association. Antonia is also an associate member of Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Education

Antonia read Law at Lancaster University before completing her Legal Practice Course with distinction at the College of Law in Chester. She trained as a solicitor at Hewitsons, qualifying in September 2010.


East Midlands: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Next generation lawyers

Antonia Cooper - Hewitsons

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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