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John Annetts

John Annetts:

Partner: Head of Administration of Estates

John specialises in the administration of high-value and complex estates, often containing business assets and offshore elements. As part of his work in this field, he advises on post-death planning and tax mitigation opportunities using deeds of variation and the restructuring of assets.

John also acts for high-net-worth individuals and families, advising them on their lifetime UK tax and estate planning, which will often involve preparing complex wills and creating trusts to protect family assets for future generations. John advises UK trustees on both trust law and taxation issues, and deals with matters involving the Office of the Public Guardian, including preparing and registering lasting powers of attorney.

He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Association of Tax Technicians and the Private Client Section of the Law Society. 

Recent work

  • the Executors and Beneficiaries of a multi million pound estate on post-death tax mitigation strategies involving private company shareholdings and investment properties
  • the Trustees of a number of family trusts on the reorganisation of the Beneficiaries’ interests and the effective exercise of their trustee powers
  • advising the administrators of an estate involving an application against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, French property (succession and tax issues), and private company share holdings

Random fact

When I have time it is spent with my family, 5 a side football and trail running with a general interest in playing/watching sport