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Freeths LLP

Work Department

Family Wealth


Nigel advises a broad range of domestic and international clients. His work is for individuals, institutions and several landed estates. He advises on complex tax and trust planning; trust management and modification both onshore and offshore, complex estate administrations; literary estates; heritage property; charity matters and court of protection issues. Nigel is joint head of Family Wealth for Freeths LLP. He is a trustee of many substantial trusts and works closely with private Family Offices. Nigel acts as a Court appointed independent administrator and Judicial Trustee in disputed trust and probate matters. Nigel lectures widely on tax and trust matters.


Qualified 1989. Partner with Morrell Peel and Gamlen, then Boodle Hatfield. Partner in Henmans (now Freeths) since 2003.


Charity Law Association; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Law Society Private Client Section.


University of Wales (LLB Hons).

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

(Leading individuals)

Nigel RootsFreeths LLP

The Oxford team at Freeths LLP handles the full range of private client matters. Rachael Oakes and Nigel Roots jointly head the practice; Roots specialises in managing and acting as a trustee of intergenerational wealth structures for private individuals, with a particular emphasis on complex trust reorganisation. Jane Maitland advises high net worth individuals, members of the aristocracy, company directors and farmers on estate planning whilst Sarah Foster deals with multi-party and cross-jurisdictional disputes. Lisa Mark-Bell and Daniel Boyle are also recommended, advising on landed estates and acting for facilities in creating lifetime trust arrangements respectively.

South East > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

(Leading individuals)

Nigel RootsFreeths LLP

Freeths LLP advises both local and national charities on a wide range of matters, led by trusts estates and tax head Nigel Roots.