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DMH Stallard LLP

6 NEW STREET SQUARE, NEW FETTER LANE, LONDON, EC4A 3BF, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7822 1500
Fax:
Fax 020 7842 2333
DX:
344 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.dmhstallard.com

Lorna Fairbairn

Tel:
Work 01293 585606
Email:
DMH Stallard LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Lorna is head of the private client team and provides legal solutions for clients in relation to a wide range of private client matters. She works closely with advisors in private banks, wealth management businesses and accountancy firms both onshore and offshore. Lorna has expertise advising on the preparation of wills, LPAs and estate planning; the creation of trusts and tax implications. In addition, she advises business owners in relation to the safeguarding of their assets to further generations, including advising on IHT mitigation, life time exemptions, PETs and interplay with CGT liabilities. She deals with the administration of estates, resolving complex issues such as overseas assets. Lorna also advises on contentious probate matters. Recent work highlights include: advising Hungarian nationals in connection with a contested £1m estate; dealing with a proprietary estoppel claim in relation to a property within an estate, advising in relation to an estate where a caveat entered questioning the validity of a will, and advising a long-term partner of deceased in respect of bringing a 1975 Act claim.

Career

Trained Thomson Snell and Passmore, qualified 1987; worked at Steggles Palmer; founding partner of Fairbairn Morris in 1995; joined DMH Stallard as a partner in 2001; set up the DMH Trust Corporation; appointed head of private client 2009.

Member

Full member of STEP (The Society of Estate and Trust Practitioners).

Education

Ipswich High School GDST; Exeter University (BA (Hons) History and Politics); Lancaster Gate College of Law (1985).

Leisure

Food, family, football.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

DMH Stallard LLP¬†¬†is ‚Äėwell-positioned in the market‚Äô and is led by Lorna Fairbairn¬†. Fairbairn specialises in drafting wills and estate planning. She regularly advises business owners on safeguarding their business assets for future generations including advising on inheritance tax mitigation and other possible reliefs such as entrepreneurs‚Äô relief. Other areas of expertise include advising on the administration of trusts and estates and the preparation of lasting powers of attorney.

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South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Kent, Surrey, Sussex

Lorna Fairbairn leads the team at DMH Stallard LLP, which is particularly noted for its 'responsive' partners and for providing 'value for money'. Fairbairn's broad expertise spans the drafting of wills and estate planning and advising families and business owners on safeguarding their business assets. The team also handles probate issues, the creation and administration of trusts and Court of Protection work. Claire Carberry, Bryan Dean and Michael Derrick are other key practitioners. Senior associate Fiona Higgott is 'very responsive' and 'is able to  think outside the box when required'.

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