Ben Coulson

Associate
Contact details

029 2068 6162

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."

Chambers High Net Worth, 2020

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.

Clients

Ben works with all kinds of people, from elderly individuals to directors of businesses.

Significant experience

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.

 

Career

  • 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
Contact details

029 2068 6162

Memberships
  • Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member of the Law Society

Insights by Ben


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26 March - Ben Coulson

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...

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15 August - Ben Coulson

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...

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24 May - Ben Coulson

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....

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