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Thompson Smith and Puxon

STABLE 6, STABLE ROAD, COLCHESTER, CO2 7GL, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 01206 574431
Fax:
Fax 01206 563174
DX:
3617 COLCHESTER
Email:
Web:
www.tsplegal.com
Clacton-on-Sea, Colchester

Aileen Hirst

Tel:
Work +44 (0)1206 217054
Email:
Web:
www.tsplegal.com
Thompson Smith and Puxon

Work Department

Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

Position

Aileen, who qualified as a solicitor in 2011, joined the TSP Wills and Estates team in July 2015. She advises clients on a broad range of private client matters and is based in our Colchester office. She advises TSP’s clients on their Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, trusts and estate administration. In particular, as a qualified member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), she advises the firm’s clients on trusts and estate planning. Aileen is also a fully qualified member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Career

She started her career as a city foreign exchange dealer but following a break to raise her children decided that a career in the Law was for her. She completed her Law Degree at the University of Essex before passing her Legal Practice Course with distinction at Anglia Ruskin University. Since her qualification in January 2011 Aileen has worked on a broad range of private client matters. Aileen was appointed as an associate of Thompson Smith and Puxon in October 2017.

Languages

English only

Member

As a qualified member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioner’s (STEP) Aileen advises the firm’s clients on trusts and estate planning. STEP members help families to plan for their long term financial future, providing expert advice on how to comply with the often complex law and tax rules surrounding trusts, estates and inheritance.

Aileen is also a fully qualified member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Education

Anglia Ruskin University

Leisure

Aileen, who is married with teenage sons, has little spare time but, given the opportunity, enjoys playing squash, swimming, entertaining and foreign holidays. 


South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

Within: Rising stars

Aileen Hirst - Thompson Smith and Puxon

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Essex

Thompson Smith and Puxon's 'impressive' private client department is 'very well versed in dealing with complex matters' which include all aspects of wills, inheritance tax planning and the administration of estates. Led by standout practitioner Fiona Ashworth , who clients describe as a 'real asset to the firm', the team is proficient in handling high-value and often uniquely challenging transfers of inter-generational wealth. The agriculture sector has traditionally been a strong client focus of the firm. Aileen Hirst acts for high-net-worth clients and advises on trust planning and estates. Sarah White  and Robert Ashworth are also recommended.

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