A client says: "I found Ben very professional, diligent, easy to communicate with and emotionally intelligent," adding: "Ben provided a cost-effective service, remained accessible throughout, and any queries were promptly addressed." Peers highlight that 'Associate to Watch', Coulson "does a terrific job."
Ben Coulson is a private client lawyer specialising in wills, probate administration, tax and trusts.
Main areas of practice
Estate administration and Estate planning matters including; inheritance tax, wills, lifetime planning and Lasting Powers of Attorney.
Ben works with all kinds of people, from elderly individuals to directors of businesses.
Advising a professional executor on the inheritance tax position of a multi-million pound estate with significant business and agricultural assets including Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancies.
Identifying and facilitated a large professional negligence claim, brought on behalf of an executor, as the underlying issue had caused the estate a very large inheritance tax liability.
Liaised with the trustees of a life interest trust which had aggregated with a free estate in order to identify, calculate and correctly apportion the tax due.
Administering numerous estates with assets held in foreign jurisdictions including; America, Australia, Belgium and Spain.
- Trained at the Co-operative Legal Services, Bristol – 2011-2013
- Solicitor at Co-operative Legal Services, Bristol – 2013-2014
- Solicitor at Hugh James, Cardiff – 2014-2017
- Associate at Hugh James, Cardiff – 2017 – 2018
- Senior Solicitor at Blake Morgan – 2018 – present
- Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
- Member of the Law Society
Insights by Ben
The coronavirus pandemic has caused unprecedented disruption to our way of life, and the Government guidance for the public evolves on a daily basis. The current advice is to distance...Read More
My colleague Stephanie Walls has recently written a very interesting article about a dispute between two step-sisters over inheritance following the death of their parents. The unfortunate set of circumstances highlights...Read More
In January of this year, it seemed as though the world of probate was going to transition seamlessly into a new digital age. However, not everything has gone to plan....Read More