Andrew Jenkins > Wansbroughs > Devizes, England > Lawyer Profile

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Work Department

Wills, Tax, Trusts and Probate.


Andrew is a Partner with the Private Client team advising on wills and tax planning particularly to landowners, agricultural and farming clients. He has wide experience of the Court of Protection whilst acting as a deputy/receiver and he advises regularly on contentious probate and related issues. Work undertaken recently includes: advising upon the structure of farming businesses and partnerships, the admittance of sons/daughters into partnership and succession, the Partnership Deed and the tax implications of such changes; advising upon the appropriate arrangements to hold family property to include the introduction of property into a farming business and of the use of trusts in order to maximise the agricultural and business property relief available to reduce future inheritance tax; considering the use of trusts and gifts into trusts of property as part of an overall strategy to minimise inheritance and capital gains tax and to provide protection in the case of a divorce; considering the succession rights and implications of Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies (AHA tenancies) and the inheritance tax issues involved to include those faced by family farming partnerships and farming companies; adjusting Inheritance Tax Planning – Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief;
advising upon post death will variations (possible within two years of the death of an individual) to reduce the tax payable upon death and in conjunction with a long term succession and tax planning strategy; advising upon claims made by or against the deceased for inadequate provision under a will or intestacy particularly by spouses/cohabitees (‘Inheritance Act Claims) to include the use of mediation, formal and informal dispute resolution; advising upon the administration of estates in the context of solicitors negligence and inheritance tax issues.


Qualified 1987; Partner Wansbroughs 1990.


University of Wolverhampton (LLB (Hons) Law).


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