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Hewitsons

SHAKESPEARE HOUSE, 42 NEWMARKET ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB5 8EP, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01223 461155
Fax:
Fax 01223 316511
DX:
133155 CAMBRIDGE 8
Email:
Web:
www.hewitsons.com

Daniel Curtis

Tel:
Work 01223 461155
Email:
Hewitsons

Work Department

Private Wealth

Position

Partner specialising in tax and estate planning, wills, trusts and probate.

Career

Articled Curtis & Parkinson, Nottingham; qualified 1997; joined Hewitsons 1999; partner 2003.

Member

STEP; Law Society Probate Section.

Education

Loughborough Grammar School; University of Huddersfield (LLB Hons Business Law).

Leisure

Tennis, skiing, running.


East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge

Within: Leading individuals

Daniel Curtis - Hewitsons

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge

Hewitsons provides ‘excellent prompt, reliable and trustworthy service‘. 'Its expertise in this area is excellent and it provides very practical advice', remarks one client. The practice administers a large number of trusts and has recognised expertise in tax planning and probate matters. Head of department Daniel Curtis is ‘extremely experienced and knowledgeable and is adept at asking pertinent questions, anticipating issues and suggesting solutions'. He regularly advises family trusts on issues including succession planning, the establishment of limited liability partnerships, inheritance tax and property relief. Elizabeth Davies handles estates with complex agricultural and business tax relief issues and is ‘first class – friendly, patient, good at explaining issues in an unhurried manner‘. Bernadette O’Reilly, who advises on trusts, tax, charities, probate and succession planning issues for UK and international clients, and associates Emma Satterly and Kelly Wardell 'provide an outstanding service with a huge amount of common sense and practical advice'. Clients also describe solicitor Elizabeth Herbert as ‘extremely pleasant, friendly, and up-to-date in her knowledge of international law; she gives welcome and sound advice’.

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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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