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Daryl Fox

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Stevens & Bolton LLP

Work Department

Tax, trusts and charities.


Private client solicitor specialising in inheritance tax and succession planning, wills, trusts, probate and estate administration. In addition to many will, inheritance tax planning, estate administration, trust and general private client matters recent work has included dealing with complex estates and related trusts; advising in relation to inheritance, business and agricultural property relief; post-death variations and inheritance tax planning for beneficiaries; comprehensive estate planning advice in relation to complex families, high-net-worth and landed estates.


Trained Stevens & Bolton LLP; qualified 1994. Stevens & Bolton associate 2006, senior associate 2007, partner 2011 to date.


Kilmarnock Academy; Christ’s College, Cambridge (1985 BA 2(1), 1988 MA); College of Law, Guildford (1991 Common Professional Examination (Distinction)); Law Society’s Final Examination (1992 First Class (Hons)).


Travel and family.

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Stuart Skeffington  heads the team at Stevens & Bolton LLP and provides ‘superb technical tax advice’. Rosie Todd is ‘a superb technical lawyer who has a keen eye on the practical detail and foresees and plans things’. Daryl Fox  heads the probate and estate administration team and provides ‘high service levels and expertise’. The team’s work ranges from complex international tax planning for UHNW non-domiciliaries and for landed estates through to estate administration. The department also has a good understanding of fund structures and has particular expertise in the cross-over between private client and the taxation of funds and corporate structures. Associate Abigail Palmer-Page is ‘very responsive and practical’. The team has a ‘deep understanding of personal tax, trusts and probate law with a keen understanding of the commercial deal in play’.

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South East: Private client

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

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

The 'first-class' team at Stevens & Bolton LLP is 'terrifically responsive' and 'quickly grasps the essence of the matter and provides clear, timely and commercial advice'. Practice head Stuart Skeffington provides 'advice which is of the standard expected from the very top City firms, but at a fraction of the price' and Rosie Todd is also in demand as a 'go-to adviser'. The team assists with all areas of private client work, including succession planning, tax and tax regulatory and trust matters concerning complex, high-value estates, as well as international tax advice for non-domiciled residents. It advises high-net-worth individuals, business owners and trustees including those based offshore. Other key team members include Nick Acomb, Daryl Fox and senior associate James Lister, who heads the contentious trusts and probate division. Matthew Carman left private practice in September 2017.

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