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

London > Dispute resolution > Tax litigation and investigations

Kuit Steinart Levy LLP fields a team with both civil and criminal tax expertise, including a key aptitude in advising clients on the disclosure of funds held in offshore jurisdictions. Team lead Robert Levy is known internationally for his strength representing individuals facing tax investigations, including those involving serious fraud. Paul Bricknell is a key contact for tax disclosure work, while consultant Wendi Bussin covers regulatory and business crime.

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

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.