Philip Allen Associate

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Contact Details

“Clients appreciate his empathy, understanding and dedicated approach to his work. ”

Chambers UK A Client's Guide to the Legal Profession 2016
Philip specialises in providing inheritance and capital gains tax advice for individuals and trustees.

Main areas of practice

Philip's main practice areas include drafting appropriate Wills and creating or restructuring all forms of trusts to ensure the best solution for protecting assets and wealth. Philip also deals with powers of attorney and associated mental capacity issues.

Significant experience

He has experience of heritage and agricultural property and has acted for executors in the administration of various high value, complex, and sometimes disputed, estates, including dealing with private company shares and foreign property.

“Able to communicate complex information with clarity.”

The Legal 500 UK 2013

Expertise

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