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At Hay & Kilner we have one of the leading and largest teams in the North East of England providing advice on all aspects of Wills, Trusts & Tax Planning, Probate & Estate Administration and Mental Capacity & Court of Protection issues. Our clients include private individuals, trustees, entrepreneurs, businessmen, professionals, landowners, farmers, charities, high net worth individuals and foreign nationals. All of our private capital lawyers are professionally qualified and experienced in dealing with the technical and sensitive issues involved in these areas of the law.

Independently researched legal guide, Chambers UK praises our team for being ‘solid, pragmatic and dependable’. Group head Kirstin Cook is described as being ‘extremely technical, quick and on the ball’.

Five of our private capital lawyers are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP members help families plan their long term financial future, facilitating good stewardship and financial planning across future generations. STEP members also help families comply with the often complex tax rules surrounding trusts, estates and inheritance.

Alice Clewes, Associate Solicitor in our Private Capital team, is also dual qualified as a chartered tax adviser.

What others say about us

  • We now know that writing a Will can be very complicated and requires an expert understanding of the law in order to have your wishes met. Hay & Kilner provided this service to us.

    Client of Hay & Kilner
  • Alison Hall excels in her advice on tax and trusts.

    Legal 500
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