Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate

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| Tier1 Womble Bond Dickinson (Newcastle) | Tier2 EMG Solicitors (Durham) Hay & Kilner (Newcastle) Sintons LLP (Newcastle) Ward Hadaway (Newcastle) | Tier3 DWF LLP (Newcastle) Gibson & Co Solicitors Ltd (Newcastle) Iain Nicholson & Co (Newcastle) Latimer Hinks Solicitors (Darlington) | Tier4 BHP Law (Darlington) Burnetts (Carlisle) Cartmell Shepherd (Carlisle) Turn to Page 20 From Page 16 Mincoffs Solicitors LLP (Newcastle) Swinburne Maddison (Durham) Tilly Bailey & Irvine (Stockton on Tees) LEADING INDIVIDUALS Alison Hall | Hay & Kilner Deborah Jude | Womble Bond Dickinson Harry Chrisp | Gibson & Co Solicitors Ltd Iain Nicholson | Iain Nicholson & Co Paul Nickalls | Sintons LLP NEXT GENERATION LAWYERS Emily Pike | Womble Bond Dickinson Jemma Morland | EMG Solicitors Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP's team acts for families and high-networth individuals on a wide range of succession and estate planning matters, including capital gains and inheritance tax issues, the establishment and reorganisation of private and charitable trusts, investment restructuring and trading structures as well as the administration of high-value probates, inheritance tax relief claims and trustee work. Helen Tavroges, who jointly heads the team with David Dale, is frequently called upon by high-networth individuals and has particular expertise in matters affecting the elderly. George Lyall and legal director Deborah Jude are other key members of the team, as is managing associate Emily Pike.

'Nothing is too much trouble' for the 'client-focused and professional' team at EMG Solicitors, which is 'very easy to deal with' and noted for its 'prompt and clear communication style'. Managing director Emma Gaudern heads the team and is regularly called upon by high-net-worth individuals to assist with wills, trusts, probate and inheritance tax planning matters. Other key individuals include 'knowledgeable, friendly and patient' director Jemma Morland, who specialises in Court of Protection work, and the 'very efficient and professional' Samantha Edward. Edward is 'easy to work with' and 'has an exceptional client manner; she is friendly and down-to-earth, yet very knowledgeable, practical and thorough'. She also attracts praise as being 'very resourceful' and 'providing a range of options as to how the client's objectives might best be achieved'. …

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