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Charles Hicks

Tel:
Work 020 7395 3000
Email:
Wedlake Bell LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner specialising in trusts, probate, wills, capital taxation and wealth management for high-net-worth individuals for the past 40 years. He has assisted numerous families to resolve family disputes relating to trust, probate and inheritance matters, usually managing to engineer a satisfactory conclusion by agreement without expensive and protracted litigation.

In the 90s he focused on the problems of Lloyd’s membership, particularly at the individual level, advising in excess of 1,000 clients over time and at action group level. He is now the firm’s COLP and COFA and focuses primarily on compliance and risk management matters.

Career

Charles qualified at Wedlake Bell, became a Partner in 1975 and has been Head of the Private Client Team.

Member

He is a member of STEP, the Law Society's Private Client Section the Country Land Owners Association, Historic Houses Association and the Land Trusts Association.

Education

Marlborough College; Clare College, Cambridge (1967 MA).

Leisure

Messing about in boats, shooting.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Wedlake Bell LLP  has an extensive track record of involvement in a number of heavy trusts and probate cases. Camilla Wallace heads the team, which includes the ‘client-friendly and extremely knowledgeable’ Andrew O’Keeffe, who provides a ‘reassuring and comprehensive service in an understated and professional manner. He is very good at finding workable solutions’. Emma Loveday and Eleanor Metcalf  ‘specialise in the overseas investor and non-doms’. The ‘excellent’ Charles Hicks  is very experienced at advising on trusts, probate, wills  as well as wealth management for high-net-worth individuals. Ann Stanyer covers a wide range of trust, probate and private wealth advisory work and holds over 70 trusteeships in addition to acting as an executor and attorney. The ‘high-quality and consistently reliable’ team handles a variety of high-value and complex work for its portfolio of longstanding clients. Its clients comprise an interesting mix of international financiers, fashion designers, architects, landed estates, international royal families, property developers, entrepreneurs and those with inherited wealth.

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