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
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
There are many advantages to good tax planning such as passing on wealth to the next generation and being able to see for yourself how it can positively affect their...Read More
The Government has recently announced changes to the procedure for applying for a grant of probate in England and Wales. The Non-Contentious Probate (Amendment) Rules 2018 ('the New Rules') form part of the...Read More