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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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London, Manchester, Oxford

Hugh MacDougald

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Winckworth Sherwood LLP

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Private Client


Partner: Hugh heads the private client department and specialises in estate planning, capital preservation, private and charitable trust administration, family equity issues, resolution of disputes over wills and trusts, capital tax advice and compliance, probate and related residential property services. The department represents high-net-worth individuals and families, entrepreneurs, landed estates, UK and foreign domiciled trusts and individuals, executorships, charities, and a range of agents acting on behalf of incapacitated individuals, such as attorneys and deputies.


Trained Lawrence Graham; qualified 1979; solicitor, Macfarlanes 1980-85; partner and head of private client Winckworth Sherwood 1986-date.


Law Society of England and Wales; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners; Country Landowners Association.


Exeter University.

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Winckworth Sherwood LLP has an ‘excellent team that is capable of dealing with sensitive and high-value issues’. Practice head Hugh MacDougald  is ‘very sensible, very measured and very knowledgeable’. The ‘highly approachableTim Snaith  has a ‘deep understanding of the personal and family legal issues. He is charming and discreet with clients but also very knowledgeable and experienced’. The team added Dhana Sabanathan  to its ranks from McDermott Will & Emery UK LLP. Sabanathan is a well-regarded adviser to UK and non-UK clients on international tax and estate planning issues. She is also experienced in cross-border estate planning matters and advises financial institutions on international trust matters. The group represents high-net-worth individuals and families, entrepreneurs, family businesses and family offices as well as UK and foreign domiciled trusts and individuals. It also acts for charities and a range of agents who act on behalf of incapacitated individuals.

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