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Freeths LLP

5000 OXFORD BUSINESS PARK SOUTH, OXFORD, OX4 2BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01865 781 000
Fax:
Fax 01865 778504
DX:
45418 COWLEY
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk

Nigel Roots

Tel:
Work 01865 781127
Email:
Web:
www.freeths.co.uk/people/nigel-roots/
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Family Wealth

Position

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.

Career

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

Member

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

Education

University of Wales (LLB Hons).


South East: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

Nigel Roots - Freeths LLP

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Freeths LLP advises local and national charities on a broad range of issues such as commercial and corporate negotiations, real estate compliance, aspects of GDPR on fundraising efforts and partnership arrangements. Nigel Roots is the key advisor for tax and trust planning, trust management and charity law. Sarah Foster acts on contentious matters and Lesley Pollock advises on real estate matters. Sarah Bownman joined Shoosmiths LLP in February 2018, Robert Nieri departed to Brabners LLP in September 2018.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Freeths LLP provides ‘excellent’ and ‘well-balance’ assistance to a wide range of clients including high-net-worth individuals, estate owners and family businesses. Areas of expertise include complex contentious and non-contentious probate and trust work, Court of Protection and wealth planning, often with a cross-border element. Nigel Roots and Jane Maitland are particularly well known for their work in managing complex inter-generational wealth structures for private individuals. Sarah Foster represents individuals, executors/trustees and charities in disputes arising out of wills, estates and trusts. Lisa Mark-Bell is also recommended for the management of trusts.

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