Alison Hall


Alison acts for a diverse range of clients including private individuals, business owners, farmers, charities and trustees. She has particular expertise in claiming agricultural and business property relief and the preparation of farming partnership agreements.

Alison Hall
Specialises in:
Wills, Agriculture & Rural, Court of Protection, Probate & Estate Administration
Newcastle Office
0191 232 8345

Alison acts in the administration of all types of estate including those involving, foreign assets (working with lawyers in other jurisdictions), business assets and agricultural assets. She offers comprehensive and expert advice on all aspects of private client work.


  • Advising on and drafting Wills
  • Advising clients on how to mitigate Inheritance Tax on death by considering the destination of life policies and pension death benefits
  • Preparing powers of attorney – including Lasting Powers of Attorney and General Powers of Attorney
  • Registering Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney with the Court of Protection
  • Advising on objections to the registration of Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection matters including deputyships – she acts as a Court appointed deputy for a number of individuals
  • Estate planning – including advising business owners / farmers / large families on how to plan for the next generation and pass assets through to the family
  • Inheritance Tax planning – including advising on Inheritance Tax reliefs and exemptions
  • Estate administration – acting in the administration of estates in situations where a Will may or may not have been left
  • She guides the family / beneficiaries through the process of applying for Probate / Letters of Administration and is able to advise on all aspects of sorting out the deceased’s affairs
  • Advising on and drafting Deeds of Variation for beneficiaries to redirect entitlement under an estate
  • Advising on and drafting trusts – including trusts to protect assets from attack, trusts used to utilise Inheritance Tax reliefs, trusts to earmark assets for the next generation and also shareholder trusts to accompany cross option agreements
  • Advising existing Trustees on their obligations and responsibilities and assisting in the administration of on-going trusts, including Settled Land Act trusts
  • Advising on the availability of Agricultural and Business Property Relief, drafting farming partnership agreements and providing advice to farmers on succession planning
  • The preparation of employee benefit trusts and shareholder trusts subject to cross option agreements for commercial clients
  • Advising on succession to farms and drafting partnership agreements for farmers

Awards, memberships & accolades

  • Member of the CLA
  • Member of the Agricultural Law Association
  • Member of STEP
  • Involved with the Community Foundation serving Tyne and Wear and Northumberland
  • Young Enterprise volunteer
  • Trustee of Wag & Company North East Friendship Dogs
  • Past President of the Newcastle upon Tyne Law Society

Alison qualified in 1998.

Alison never ceases to amaze us with her specialist knowledge which she applies to our situation and which gives us immense comfort that we, and those who follow on from us, have the maximum flexibility and protection available to us.


The service was first class. Alison Hall has the capacity to respond with emotional understanding but within a sound legal framework.


Alison Hall has experience in a wide range of agricultural issues, including the drafting of farming partnership agreements. She is particularly noted for her expertise in APR and BPR, and regularly advises on Inheritance Act cases. A market source praises her as "very client-friendly and technically competent.

Chambers and Partners

Alison Hall recently acted for me when I updated my Will. She provided a first-class service, being flexible and helpful at all times, and I would strongly recommend her.


Relevant insights & events

Our regular private client insights, updates and events keep you up to date with all the latest legal developments you need to know about.

Get in touch with Alison

Click here to leave Alison a message and she will be in touch

‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.