Trusts & Estates

Our Trusts and Estates Team is dedicated to looking after your personal and business interests and helping you safeguard these assets for your family in the long term. The team has considerable experience in dealing with Probate work or estate administration, as well as Inheritance Tax planning and trust law.


 Relevant Work

  • Administering estates comprising a number of companies and significant assets, including foreign assets
  • Advising on inheritance tax planning for clients with agricultural and business interests
  • Application to court for an application to approve a deed of variation of behalf of a minor, to obtain an inheritance tax saving
  • Dealing with double taxation relief on estate administration, which included foreign assets
  • Advising on domicile for IHT purposes

They can handle any of my needs in various areas of law and always give me confidence.


Legal Guidance for Succession planning for Family and Owner Managed Businesses

American Benjamin Franklin famously said "in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes". Sadly, whilst not a statistical "certainty" we can now also include in this the fact that with our ever-aging population the loss of mental capacity due to progressive conditions such as dementia is becoming increasingly common.

Read more

Estate Administration

Our Estate Administration Team ensures that any matter arising out of the death of a loved one is handled with utmost care and sensitivity.

Read more

J Toth

John Toth

John is a Partner in our Trusts & Estates Team and a qualified Notary Public. He is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Read more

Trusts (Formation and Administration)

We understand the need to apply a modern, business-like approach to the creation and administration of Trusts.

Read more


We understand that everyone is different, and our Wills Team works with you in writing and making a Will that suits your circumstances. Our solicitors offer cost effective, straightforward Wills, as well as more complex Wills involving Inheritance Tax and Trusts.

Read more

Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates

The Ashfords' Disputed Wills, Trusts and Estates Team is a leading team of will disputes and contentious probate solicitors.

Read more

Inheritance Tax and Estate Planning

Ashfords' Estate Planning Team can advise on ways to eliminate uncertainties over the administration of estates and ways to maximise the value of the estate by reducing taxes and other expenses.

Read more

Ashfords Sue Savill (1)

Sue Savill

Sue is a Partner in the firm and heads our Trusts & Estates Team in Taunton.

Read more

Alden Michael

Partner and Head of Private Client
Private Client
+44 (0)1392 334041

Download vCard


Key contacts