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Irwin Mitchell

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Anthony Nixon

Work 01243 813219
Irwin Mitchell

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Private client.


Inheritance tax; capital gains tax; taxation of trusts and estates; trust and succession law; family business; taxation of agricultural and other landed businesses. Expertise in untangling and reorganising complex trust structures to maximise tax and other benefits. Advice on use of trusts for tax planning and family arrangements. Advice to many land, owning and farming businesses on succession issues and tax.


Anthony trained with Thomas Eggar LLP in Chichester in the early 1980s, qualifying in 1982 and becoming an associate in 1984. After more than 20 years with Lester Aldridge, at first in Bournemouth and then in Southampton, Anthony rejoined Thomas Eggar LLP as a partner in 2007. Regular lecturer on trust and tax issues over the last 15 years to south of England branches of Chartered Institute of Taxation, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, local Law Societies and accountants' groups. Articles published on and in the Solicitors Journal.


Chartered Institute of Taxation (Chairman Hampshire branch 2006-07) since 1999; Association of Taxation Technicians since 1997 (appointed fellow 2012); Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (committee member Central Southern branch since 2007, secretary 2009-11) since 1991; Law Society (member capital taxes sub-committee since 2005) since admission in 1982.


Tiffin School, Kingston-upon-Thames 1967-74; St John's College, Cambridge (Choral Student, English Tripos Parts 1 and 2;1978 Bachelor of Arts; 1982 Master of Arts); College of Law, Chancery Lane, London 1978-80 (1979 Common Professional Examination; 1980 Solicitors Final Examination).


Music and singing (member of Chichester Voices and Petertide Singers, former member of Chichester and Winchester Cathedral Choirs, St John's College Choir, London Symphony Chorus, Chichester Amateur Operatic Society), literature (member of the Dickens Fellowship and the Friends of the Wordsworth Trust), walking (particularly the South Downs and the English Lake District).

South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Irwin Mitchell's team, which is based across the firm's Chichester and Crawley offices, is, according to one client, 'highly skilled, professionally innovative, reactive and proactive'. The group advises business owners and wealthy individuals on succession planning, wealth preservation and a full range of tax advice. It advises on a broad range of trust matters including creation, restructuring and administration and also has expertise in pension death benefit issues. Michael Taylor heads the department; Caroline Shelton is noted for 'her intellect, total attention to detail and creative suggestions and advice'; Anthony Nixon 'has a wealth of experience and can immediately grasp the issue at hand and provides clear and practical advice'; and Darran Fawcett heads the trust administration and compliance team. Senior associate Vicky Day is 'a highly intelligent lawyer who is on top of the latest changes in legislation but also has the ability to deliver technical and legal situations in plain English'.

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