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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

Jane Maitland

Tel:
Work 01865 781104
Email:
Freeths LLP

Work Department

Private client/wills, trusts and probate.

Position

Jane advises on wealth preservation through estate, succession and tax planning for farming, agricultural, landed and business clients through wills and trusts acting for UK-based and non-resident clients. She deals with complex estate administrations; private and charitable trusts; literary estates and Court of Protection work. Jane also acts as an independent administrator appointed by the Court in estates where there are family disputes and legal claims. Her work includes: trustee of multimillion pound trust holding a wide range of assets including commercial property, woodland, publicly and privately quoted shares; executor of a landed estate including agricultural and residential properties, agricultural land, animals, and personal chattels subject to conditional exemption from inheritance tax; advising the partners of a farming business in the exercise of an option to purchase a deceased’s partner’s share maximising the use of tax reliefs; creating, managing and dissolving trusts of shares in private limited companies; estate planning for farming partners grazing sheep and raising poultry, a farm shop, horses and holiday lets; deputy appointed by the Court of Protection to manage the affairs of clients incapable of managing their own financial affairs by reason of age infirmity or accident; managing multimillion pound clinical negligence awards on behalf of children or adults suffering brain injury; acting as independent administrator in contested estates; clerk to private charitable trust.

Career

Qualified 1979, partner 2005.

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Education

Dartford Grammar School for Girls; 1975 BA (Hons) Modern English Studies.


London: Private client

Court of Protection

Within: Court of Protection

Freeths LLP has a UK-wide Court of Protection team. The majority of its clients are brain-injured people who have received large awards. The practice is skilled at helping clients who require substantial care packages and have complex equipment and property needs as well as behavioural difficulties. The group handles a wide array of matters from acting as professional deputies for clients with valuable estates (several clients have large agricultural estates, businesses and foreign assets) through to preparing expert reports on Court of Protection costs for litigation proceedings. Melanie Williams and Jane Maitland were appointed to the Office of the Public Guardian’s panel of deputies in July 2015.

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South East: Private client

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

Within: Leading individuals

Jane Maitland - Freeths LLP

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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