Laura Richards

Associate
Contact details

023 9253 0398

Laura is an Associate in the Succession & Tax Team. She deals with a wide range of clients in relation to their estate planning and has particular expertise in relation to trusts.

Main areas of practice

Laura assists clients in preparing wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, inheritance tax planning advice and in relation to the preparation, dissolution and administration of trusts. She has particular experience in advising trustees and beneficiaries of trusts as well as individual clients.

Clients

Laura assists private clients who are involved a trust, often trustees and beneficiaries and their families.

Expertise

Career

Laura graduated from Queen Mary University of London in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in history. She went on to obtain a master’s degree from Kings College London, before pursuing a career in law.

Laura completed her Graduate Diploma in Law/Common Professional Exam at in 2012 and her Legal Practice Course in 2015, both at Bournemouth University. Laura spent several years working for a firm in Dorset where she began her training.

Laura became a trainee solicitor with Blake Morgan in October 2016 and qualified as a solicitor in February 2017.

Contact details

023 9253 0398

Memberships
  • Affiliate member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners and is undertaking examinations to become a full member of STEP.

Significant Experience

  • Assisting trustees with investing trust funds.
  • Advising trustees on their duties and powers.
  • Dealing with the appointment and retirement of trustees and the transfer of trust property.
  • Providing advice to clients in relation to the tax implications of various types of trusts.
  • Distributing trust funds to beneficiaries.

Additional Expertise

She also has experience in Trusts, Wills and Probate, Family Law, and Dispute Resolution. Laura also spent several years working in the property department of a firm in Dorset.

Insights by Laura


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22 July - Laura Richards

With the introduction of the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD), the scope of HMRC's Trust Registration Service (TRS) was broadened to include all express trusts (subject to some exceptions) and...

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5 July - Laura Richards

Social media accounts, including services such as Facebook, Instagram, Tick Tock and any other social media platform you can think of, are a type of digital asset. The rules which...

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1 July - Laura Richards

Research undertaken by the Law Society showed that just a quarter of people surveyed know what happens to their digital assets when they die and why it is important to...

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