Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts


Secure your wealth and protect your assets with HK Law Trust & Tax team
Our experienced lawyers provide expert advice on trusts, estate planning, and tax matters, ensuring your financial legacy is preserved and your tax liabilities minimised.

Why seek legal advice

Our Trust & Tax team is here to assist you with:

Estate planning: Create comprehensive plans to protect your assets and ensure their efficient transfer to your loved ones.

Trust formation and administration: Establish and manage trusts to safeguard your assets, provide for future generations, and minimise inheritance tax.

Tax advice: Receive expert guidance on tax planning strategies to optimize your financial affairs and minimise tax liabilities.

Inheritance disputes: Resolve contentious issues related to inheritance, including disputes over wills, trusts, and estate administration.

  • Tax optimisation
  • Asset protection
  • Smooth estate transfer
  • Peace of mind
  • Expert guidance
  • Resolving disputes effectively
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Why choose HK Law?

At HK Law we are committed to delivering exceptional legal services that meet your unique needs. Our team consists of highly skilled lawyers with extensive experience in trusts, tax planning, and estate matters. You can trust our expertise to navigate complex legal issues effectively.

  • Experienced Professionals
  • Personalised Approach
  • Reputable Firm
  • Accredited and Regulated
  • Collaborative Approach
  • Diverse Expertise
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Your questions answered

Melanie Jacobs, Head of Trusts & Tax
  • What is estate planning, and why is it important?
    Estate planning involves creating a comprehensive strategy to manage your assets and ensure their smooth transfer to your chosen beneficiaries. Trusts are an effective and efficient was to minimise taxes, protect assets, and provide for loved ones according to your wishes.
  • How can a trust help with asset protection?
    Trusts can provide a legal framework for holding and managing assets, offering protection against creditors, potential disputes, and inheritance tax liabilities. They can also ensure controlled distribution to beneficiaries over time.
  • How can I minimise my tax liabilities?
    Our Trust & Tax team provides expert advice on tax planning strategies, taking advantage of available exemptions, reliefs, and allowances to optimise your financial affairs and minimise tax liabilities.
  • What is the role of a trustee in a trust?
    A trustee is responsible for managing and administering the assets held within a trust. They have a fiduciary duty to act in the best interests of the beneficiaries and follow the terms and instructions outlined in the trust deed.
  • Can you assist with resolving disputes related to inheritance?
    Yes, our team has experience in handling inheritance disputes, including contested wills, trust disputes, and estate administration issues. We can help you navigate through these challenges and work towards a resolution.
  • Are you regulated by any professional bodies?
    Yes, Humphries Kirk is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and adheres to their strict code of conduct and professional standards.
  • How long does the estate planning process typically take?
    The duration of the estate planning process varies depending on the complexity of your assets and the specific goals you want to achieve. Our team will work efficiently to ensure a smooth and timely process.
  • How can I get started with the Trust & Tax services at Humphries Kirk?
    To get started, simply contact our team for an initial consultation. We will discuss your needs, provide expert advice, and guide you through the next steps to protect your wealth and plan for the future.

By Darren Francis, Associate Solicitor

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