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Wills, Trusts & Tax Planning

Probate and Estate Administration

Hay and Kilner - Private Client Team NLA 2017

Hay & Kilner we advise on all aspects of Wills, Trusts and Tax Planning including the often complex tax rules around trusts, estates and inheritance.

We have one of the leading and largest teams in Newcastle and the North East of England providing advice on all aspects of Wills, Trusts and 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 Client 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 & Partners praises our team for being ‘solid, pragmatic and dependable’. 



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 Client team 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, Partner in our Private Client team, is also dual qualified as a chartered tax adviser.

  • "I have always found the staff at Hay & Kilner friendly and helpful. I have recommended the firm to friends."

    - Client of Emma Etherington

  • "As our legal adviser in relation to wills we found Alison Hall's service exceptional in terms of: her personal ease of engagement; her sensitivity to meeting our particular needs; her competence and her expression of integrity. We feel she is a very good ambassador for Hay & Kilner. We also found Alison's administrative staff, Louise Barnes and Elaine Knox particularly helpful."

    - Client of Alison Hall

  • "I have been a client of Hay & Kilner for many years. They have been unfailingly efficient, helpful and courteous."

    - Client of Hay & Kilner

  • "We have been happy with their depth and breadth of knowledge as well as their ability to understand where other professionals are coming from."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "Their performance has been very impressive. What I like most is that their advice is down to earth and practical."

    - Chambers Guide

  • "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

  • "We have been dealing with Hay & Kilner for many years and have always received excellent service and advice. We always make Hay & Kilner our first stop for our legal needs."

    - Clients of Hay & Kilner

  • STEP
  • Certainty Solicitors
  • NLA - Private Client Finalist