Paul Baker > Hill Dickinson LLP > Liverpool, England > Lawyer Profile

Hill Dickinson LLP
L3 9SJ

Work Department

Private client.


With over 30 years’ experience, Paul is a partner in our private client team who deals with tax, trusts, wills, probate, succession and charities matters.

He joined the firm in 1996, became a partner in 1997, and is ranked in both the Chambers and Legal 500 legal directories. He enjoys a national reputation as a leading practitioner.

Dealing with all aspects of private client work, he has a particular expertise in advising high-net-worth individuals (including business owners and landowners) on tax and succession planning. This includes advice on:

  • Will structuring
  • The use of trusts
  • Inheritance tax
  • Capital gains tax
  • Domicile and offshore matters

Paul advises foreign resident and domiciled persons on offshore trusts and UK taxation. Paul also has a experience in advising individuals on establishing new charities and works closely with registered charities on constitutional and governance issues.


Trained Enoch Evans & Sons; qualified 1985; joined Hill Dickinson as a partner 1997; head of private client department 2007.


Law Society; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.


Manor High School; University of Manchester (1980 LLB Hons).


Swimming, cinema, music, literature, politics.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Hill Dickinson LLP provides high-value UK trusts and succession planning advice, as well as administration of estates and advice on contentious probate matters. Fionnuala Kenny leads the North West team and is especially strong in succession planning, particularly involving UK trust and settlements, while Paul Baker is a key contact regarding offshore tax planning and residence and domicile issues for high-net-worth individuals with overseas assets. Additionally, Susan Sherry is ‘extremely thorough‘ and is noted for her work on complex Court of Protection work, as well as wills, trusts, and estate planning.