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Effectively managing your assets

What is involved?

Tax is an essential consideration when managing your assets and personal transactions. Evading taxation has serious implications for individuals as well as businesses, so it’s important to seek the right legal advice. We can help you to plan for taxes effectively. There are five taxes to take into account, these include:

  • Capital gains tax (CGT) – A tax on the profit when you sell something that’s increased in value
  • Inheritance tax (IHT) – A tax on the property, money and possessions of someone who has died
  • Income tax – A tax on your income which varies depending on how much you earn
  • Value added tax (VAT) – A tax placed on a product whenever value is added at a stage of production
  • Stamp duty land tax (SDLT) – A tax you pay if you buy property or land over the price of £125,000

Why choose Freeths?

  • We will explain the law to you in plain English, ensuring that our advice is sensible and achievable
  • You can rely on us to be approachable, friendly and readily available to discuss your case
  • Our team help a wide range of people, including high net worth individuals with complex estates

We also have a wide variety of information guides regarding personal taxation, including chargeable event certificates and tax return price lists for individuals, trusts, and estate administration. Please get in touch using the enquiry form below if you would like a copy.

We will identify possible traps and pitfalls, and advise you on how to overcome any potential problems.

It is extremely important for us to ensure that tax mitigation schemes do not intrude on your lifestyle.

Our dedicated team are experts in the construction of schemes to preserve your wealth and minimise the impact of these taxes. We can help you to make the most of what you have, while staying within the boundaries of the law. Tax planning can be complex, but we have the analytical skill to guide you through it.

Call our experienced Private Client team to find out how we can help you.

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Meet the team

Tax Lawyers

Claire Bendle, Director

Claire Bendle

0186 578 1107

Claire Boyce, Senior Associate & Chartered Tax Advisor

Claire Boyce
Senior Associate

0845 274 6947

Emma Butler, Solicitor

Emma Butler

0845 073 8555

Nigel Cullen, Partner

Nigel Cullen

0115 936 9385

Adrian Hackett, Partner

Adrian Hackett

0845 077 9601

Victoria Lymer, Solicitor

Victoria Lymer

0845 030 5735

Jane Maitland, Partner

Jane Maitland

0845 128 6963

Lisa Mark-Bell, Director

Lisa Mark-Bell

0186 578 1154

Jennie McBride, Associate

Jennie McBride

0115 901 5567

Sarah Phillips, Associate

Sarah Phillips

0845 274 6887

Grace Quinn, Associate

Grace Quinn

0186 578 1133

Nigel Roots, Partner

Nigel Roots

0845 128 6962

Charlotte Royal
Senior Associate

0845 1666 344

Lilly Toop
Senior Associate

0845 271 6795

Related news

"National head of private client Nigel Roots is an expert in trusts, tax and charities, including contentious trusts matters."

"Sources note Nigel Cullen's long-standing and distinguished career in the Nottingham market. His areas of expertise include inheritance tax planning and notary services."

(Chambers & Partners)

"Jane Maitland has particular expertise in wealth protection, advising high net worth private clients on estate planning and asset protection matters."

(Chambers & Partners, 2017)

Freeths LLP has a "hugely experienced and knowledgeable team."

(The Legal 500, 2019)

Notable Work
  • Advising on tax efficient legal structures for investments, including the availability of EIS and SEIS.
  • Advising on the Stamp Duty Land Tax implications of a client’s acquisition of a £25 million+ residence and surrounding land, obtaining the client a tax liability saving of over £80,000.
  • Estate planning for a landed family, including protection of agricultural value for inheritance tax purposes. This involved the creation of trusts of non-agricultural assets and preparation of complex Wills to preserve the estate for future generations.
  • Assisting clients with Will & Inheritance Tax Planning where there are diverse family needs to be met and assets in multiple jurisdictions.
  • Preparing tax planning wills for wealthy individuals with complicated investments, including overseas assets.
  • Assisting with the tax planning of a commercial property development, giving advice on the VAT implications of overage obligations and restrictive covenants.
  • Tax and legal structuring of private equity investment funds.
  • Successfully dealing with a formal enquiry raised by HMRC in relation to a transaction with a Stamp Duty Land Tax liability of £1.2 million.
  • Acting for the taxpayer on HMRC investigations and disputes.
  • Individual and corporate tax planning.
  • Real estate tax structuring.
  • Tax and legal structuring of private equity and co-investment funds.

Client service

‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.

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Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?

Contact: 03301 001 014

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