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Kirsty Allen

Solicitor

Kirsty can offer expert advice in a wide range of private client work. She is very focused on building lasting relationships with her clients as well as other professional advisors to provide the best possible outcome.

Kirsty Allen
Specialises in:
Private Client, Agriculture & Rural
kirsty.allen@hay-kilner.co.uk
Newcastle office
0191 232 8345

Kirsty has a particular interest in agricultural matters and landed estates.

Experience

  • 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
  • Advising clients on lifetime gifts
  • Estate administration – acting for and advising executors in relation to all aspects of estate administration, including applying for relief from inheritance tax, dealing with complex and high value estates and intestacy situations
  • Advising on and drafting Wills including those involving agricultural and/or business assets, life interest trusts, discretionary trusts and vulnerable beneficiary trusts
  • Advising on and drafting Deeds of Variation for beneficiaries to redirect entitlement from an estate
  • Advising on and drafting trusts – including trusts to protect assets from attack, trusts used to utilise inheritance tax reliefs and trusts to earmark assets for the next generation
  • Advising existing Trustees on their obligations and responsibilities and assisting in the administration of ongoing trusts
  • Preparing powers of attorney – including Lasting Powers of Attorney, for both personal and business use, and General Powers of Attorney
  • Registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney with the Office of the Public Guardian
  • Court of Protection matters including Deputyships, Statutory Wills, and one-off applications on behalf of the Deputy such as to sell property, seek Court approval of gifts etc.
  • Advising Attorneys and Deputies in relation to their role, legal obligations, and reporting requirements

Outside of the office
Kirsty likes to spend as much time as she can at the family farm, especially at lambing time. She also enjoys nurturing her two daughters’ passion for horses, as well as her own, much to the frustration of her husband. Kirsty also goes sea-swimming with friends (but only in the warmer weather).

Kirsty guided us through the whole probate process professionally, efficiently and with great empathy. I cannot thank her enough for making a very difficult time so much easier. She was always on hand with guidance and answered our questions quickly. We could not have asked for better service and I would not hesitate to recommend her.

Clent

Thanks for your help and understanding with sorting this for us. I will always remember how kind you were at a very difficult time for us.

Client

Thanks again for all your efforts Kirsty. I’d be lost without you.

Client

I frankly don’t know what I would do without your guidance Kirsty. You’ve been fabulous.

Client

Thank you for all of the guidance and the support that you gave me when I needed it, through a very difficult time for me. I very much appreciate it.

Client

I would just like to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for the professional and caring way you have dealt with my mother's affairs. You have been very thorough in what I know is a complicated process that takes time to run its course. Thank you also for your patience and sensitivity, especially when dealing with phonecalls from my brother and myself.

Client

Thank you for taking care of our needs and wishes so carefully, for explaining things so fully and clearly and for your hospitality: it really has been a pleasure to deal with you.

Client

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‘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.