Paul Bricknell > Kuit Steinart Levy LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Kuit Steinart Levy LLP
M3 2RD

Work Department

Tax and estate planning


Paul is a partner and Head of our Tax and Estate Planning team and specialises in all aspects of tax and estate work, with a particular focus on the succession of family businesses. Paul’s work includes advising on the use of wills and trusts for succession planning, as well as asset ownership structures to maximise tax efficiency. Paul also advises on mental capacity issues, care home fee planning and regularly advises on contentious trust and estate matters, including Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 claims.

He regularly acts for high net worth individuals including those appearing on The Sunday Times Rich List. Paul has been quoted in both the national and local press as well as specialist publications on succession issues.

Paul has developed a specialty in advising clients on structuring property investments including incorporating property partnerships and demerging existing property companies.


Joined Kuits in 2012
Qualified in 2001


Southampton University
Manchester Metropolitan University
College of Law York


Walking, cooking.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

The specialist probate and trust team at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP deals with challenges to the validity of wills, disappointed beneficiary claims, and Inheritance Act 1975 claims. Practice head Peter Kaye is a key contact regarding high-value contentious trust and probate matters. Associate Richard Wilson specialises in litigation regarding the validity of wills. Paul Bricknell advises on contentious trust and estate matters, especially pertaining to family business succession.

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

Kuit Steinart Levy LLP has developed a reputation for advising high-net-worth business owners and families on wills, trusts, and estates matters, including complex tax planning, asset protection, and Court of Protection work. Its niche expertise includes advising on tax investigations and tax disclosure work, as well as the taxation of cryptocurrency. Paul Bricknell was promoted to lead the team in February 2022, taking over from previous head Graham Wood. Bricknell is a key contact regarding family business succession planning and maximising tax efficiency for clients. Wood is a key contact regarding tax disclosures to the HMRC, as well as mitigating inheritance tax. Executive partner Robert Levy is another name of note regarding tax matters.

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

The tax investigations team at Kuit Steinart Levy LLP represents clients in  relation to a  range of issues including tax scheme investigations, furlough fraud, settlement of scheme liabilities and cases involving tax data theft. Practice head Robert Levy  has expertise in representing clients facing tax investigations while Paul Bricknell specialises in tax disclosure matters.