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Wills, Trusts & Tax Planning

Mental Capacity & Court of Protection

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’.



We provide expert advice on succession planning and inheritance tax issues to our clients involved in agricultural land and farming or related rural activities. Visit our Agricultural & Rural service page for further information.

Six 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.

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