Graham Wood > Kuit Steinart Levy LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Kuit Steinart Levy LLP
M3 2RD

Work Department

Tax and estate planning.


Partner in the Tax and Estate Planning Team, Graham specialises in tax and trusts law and on a daily basis handles high value estate planning work. Graham is also experienced in tax disclosures, advising on offshore tax issues for UK Resident non-domiciliaries and offshore trust work, as well as trusts in relation to high value awards obtained for children and patients.

He is also experienced in establishing trusts for individuals with serious personal injury (with awards on average circa £2 million) and mental capacity issues. Graham also advises on all aspects of Court of Protection and Office of Public Guardian, advising on the process and dealing with applications for Powers of Attorney.

He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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Trained at Hill Dickinson; qualified 1995; worked for Halliwell Landau before moving to Kuit Steinart Levy in 1997; partner 2001 to date.




Birkenhead School 1982-89; Birmingham University (1992 LLB (Hons)); Chester College of Law (1993 Law Society Finals).


Golf, cycling and swimming.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading individuals)

Graham WoodKuit Steinart Levy LLP

A firm boasting a deep-rooted connection to the local market alongside a portfolio of international cases, Manchester-based Kuit Steinart Levy LLP is highly reputed for its work for high-net worth clients, advising on complex tax, estate and succession planning matters. Inheritance tax mitigation remains at the heart of its private client work, with the team advising families outside the UK with both offshore and onshore assets regarding their exposure to the IHT system. The firm also demonstrate expertise in personal injury trusts, complex business arrangements and specialist tax investigations. Head of department Paul Bricknell works closely with clients to explore investment vehicles such as family investment companies, whilst also heading the specialist team advising on Employee Ownership trusts. Graham Wood is active on a range of matters including Personal Injury Trusts and capacity issues, while Lauren Clyne‘s practice centres on high value estates with international elements.


North West > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Kuit Steinart Levy LLP‘s ability ‘to deal with technical issues relating to trusts and estate management’ makes it a strong choice for UK and non-domicile clients seeking legal counsel. A team with specialists from contentious, non-contentious, and family law backgrounds, the practice is equipped to handle complex validity of wills cases, Inheritance Act claims, and lack of capacity and undue influence issues. Helming high-value disputes for a range of clients, group head Peter Kaye is noted for his expertise handling shareholder and partnership arguments and professional negligence claims, while Graham Wood specialises in issues grounded with tax and trusts complications. Paul Bricknell is an expert in mental capacity cases, whereas Richard Wilson focuses his practice on Inheritance Act and Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act claims.