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My wife and I would like to say what a pleasure it has been working with you, we are very impressed at how effectively and efficiently you have managed these legal matters.

Trustees of a family Will trust

Samantha Curnock advises on private client matters including wills, trusts, tax and estate planning, and mental capacity issues.

Samantha is a solicitor in the Private Client department advising a range of clients including high-net-worth individuals and their families both in the UK and those that are non-UK resident/domiciled. 

Samantha has a range of experience in UK tax and estate planning, often with an international element. She drafts wills for clients resident/domiciled in both the UK and overseas, while also advising on a client's domicile status and how this may impact their succession aims and their liability to UK inheritance tax. 

She regularly prepares domicile statements for clients and advises on lifetime trusts in order to preserve family wealth, as well as, provides support on post death tax planning. 

Samantha regularly advises trustees on their roles and responsibilities and associated trust administration matters, including the preparation of entry, exit, and 10-year anniversary inheritance tax returns.

Samantha also advises on mental capacity matters which includes the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Living Wills.

Recent work
  • Advising an independent trustee on the implementation of a court approved sanction for a longstanding contentious trust dispute.
  • Assisting clients with their estate planning objectives using complex Wills to achieve their aims.
  • Advising UK nationals who have acquired a domicile of choice outside of the UK on their liability to UK inheritance tax.  Preparing a will which achieves their succession aims.
Did you know
Samantha once stayed in a traditional Navajo hogan in Monument Valley and caught a glimpse of Johnny Depp filming The Lone Ranger.