Will Bonas > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
The Spark, Draymans Way
Newcastle Helix
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Private capital


Will is a Partner in the Private Capital team, with many years of experience as a corporate and commercial lawyer, which he has built upon in private client work. He typically advises the owners of businesses and rural estates, high net worth individuals and family investment companies. Will’s main areas of expertise are providing strategic growth advice, generational succession planning and mainstream private client work, such as estate planning, wills, trusts, LPAs, and capital tax mitigation.


Qualified 2006; solicitor Dickinson Dees 2006; associate Dickinson Dees 2010; managing associate Bond Dickinson 2014; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP 2021.


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North > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP’s private wealth team in Newcastle acts for high-net-worth private clients, trusts, wealthy entrepreneurs and landed estates. The team stands out with the breadth of its expertise which includes complex international cross-border tax know-how. Head of wealth David Dale, private capital lawyer Will Bonas, and Simon Kirkup, who acts as trustee for a number of significant landowning families, lead the practice. While renowned expert George Lyall retired in April 2022, the team boasts respected and experienced practitioners in Deborah Jude and Helen Tavroges. Managing associate Emily Pike has relocated to Edinburgh, but the Newcastle team has gained consultant Alison Bragg from Nicholson Portnell in July 2021.