Inheritance and succession planning

Careful inheritance and succession planning provides you with security – knowing your beneficiaries will be cared for in the way you intend. Whether you are a family, business or individual, UK domiciled or non-domiciled, we can help ensure your estate and other assets are passed on tax-efficiently.

Key Contacts

Rachel Brooks

Rachel Brooks


Michael Young

Michael Young


Planning for the future

At Thrings, we can advise on the legal, practical and personal issues that need to be addressed in your will. We take time to understand your family dynamics and financial situation, providing you with clear, tailored guidance so you can make the best decisions.

Drawing on our expertise, we build flexibility into your will to factor in unforeseen changes in the future. This means, when the time comes, we can review and tailor your will to maximise the value of your estate. We will also work closely with your financial advisor and accountant to ensure we understand the full picture of your finances.

With a specialist focus on inheritance planning, we can also help you provide for any future inability to manage your affairs, including the preparation of lasting powers of attorney or plans for future medical treatment or care.

With in-depth knowledge of inheritance and succession planning, we will help you put your affairs in order so you can be confident that your beneficiaries are provided for and your estate wrapped up in the way you wish.


Our expertise in this area encompasses:


Succession planning

  • advising on the appropriate will to reflect clients’ personal wishes and the needs of individual beneficiaries, as well as the possibility of claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependents) Act 1975
  • preparing partnership and shareholder agreements for family businesses
  • advising on appropriate business/shareholder/partnership structures to help introduce young family members into a family business
  • addressing the liability to capital gains tax/inheritance tax on the sale of a business or its passing on to the next generation
  • addressing issues of untimely death of a key member of a family business



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