Legal Trusts

Experienced Trusts and Estates Solicitors

Although trusts can be difficult to understand, they can be very advantageous to almost everyone. They can provide for a beneficiary in the future, protect assets, or save tax. Our trusts and estates solicitors are there to navigate you through the process, helping you to make well-informed decisions every step of the way.

Our specialist trust and estates solicitors have years of experience in creating trusts and will explain to you how trusts work and the implications they might have for you. We will take the time to understand your objectives in setting up a trust and will advise you on the most suitable type of trust for your needs.

Our trust and estate attorneys can also act as trustees and can continue to be involved as the trustee’s legal advisers. We have years of experience in working with trusts. We add value by streamlining the trust administration and advising on tax-efficient ways to manage the trust fund.

Most assets can be placed in a trust, including property, shares, corporate bonds, cash, and personal chattels. We can advise you on which assets to put in a trust and on investment strategies for the trust. As an experienced estates and trusts law firm, we have years of experience in dealing with many different assets and are highly knowledgeable about the processes involved. Our trusts and estates solicitors provide an honest and transparent legal advice service, ensuring our clients are aware of their options.

If you are considering setting up a trust or would like advice on existing trust, contact us today to speak to one of our experienced trusts and estates solicitors by calling 01483 887766, email us or start a live chat.

Who to contact

Jordan Page- Trusts & Estates

Jordan Page

Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates

Jordan Page- Trusts & Estates

Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates

Jordan Page

Jordan is a Solicitor specialising in Wills, lasting powers of attorney and the administration of trusts and estates. He is based in the Trusts & Estates department in Guildford.

Jordan studied law at the University of Southampton, graduating in 2013. Whilst completing his LPC on a part time basis, Jordan worked in the firm’s quality and compliance department as the firm’s Chief Internal Auditor, before commencing his training contract in April 2016.

Having previously undertaken trainee roles in the Family and Residential Property departments, Jordan qualified into the Trust & Estates department where he completed his training.

What does Jordan regard as his specialism?

"The administration of estates and inheritance tax planning in equal measure. My experience of administering estates and calculating inheritance tax liabilities has provided me with valuable insight into how this particularly unpopular tax applies. This type of work has given me the tools to advise clients as to the steps they can take in advance to mitigate their exposure to inheritance tax. I pride myself on providing legal advice in a straightforward manner, cutting through the legal jargon. I always endeavour to work as efficiently as I can in order to provide the best level of service."

Jordan frequently receives great feedback from his clients:

"Just thought I’d email to say thank you really - it’s been a long 11 months but some of the horror stories I have heard from friends who have had to deal with these affairs makes us all realise how efficient and effective you have been so I'd like to thank you on behalf of all our family."

"“Thank you above all for all your exemplary and conscientious work on my mother’s estate, carried out with great patience and attention to every detail.”

“Thanks again for all your hard and conscientious work on the estate and then the will. You have made what could have been a stressful process extremely easy and constructive. I really appreciate the time you have devoted to helping me navigate this.”

"Hart Brown comes up trumps yet again"

“I appreciate your efforts and thank you for helping me to understand the process!”

"Thank you for your help, your ears will be burning, as I have been ringing your praises!!"

“Thank you for all your input, help and time - it has been much appreciated.”

“May I take this opportunity to thank you for your hard work and professionalism - it is a testament to all those who worked so hard on this case that it looks as though it will all be settled by the first year Anniversary. Quite remarkable!”

"I would like to place on record my appreciation of the efficient and quick service you have provided, particularly as I wished to have the new will in place before my departure on holiday."

“I have been impressed by the way you have dealt with the estate and the thorough way each step has been handled”

"Thank you for the way you have handled my father’s estate. It made a potentially difficult task stress free. You may recall that I was executor for my Scottish aunt’s estate at the same time - let’s just say that was a far more unpleasant experience".

    Louise Harrhy- Head of Trusts & Estates

    Louise Harrhy

    Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates

    Louise Harrhy- Head of Trusts & Estates

    Partner, Head of Trusts & Estates

    Louise Harrhy

    A Partner based in Cranleigh, Louise is also Head of the Trusts & Estates team at Hart Brown and has extensive experience in a broad range of Private Client work.

    Louise helps clients with all aspects of Private Client work and deals with the formation and administration of trusts, lifetime and post death planning and will drafting. She also works with other professional advisors to provide a complete package of advice.

    Louise has considerable experience of applications for probate and estate administration often including complex issues and overseas assets. Additionally, she can help clients with Court of Protection matters including lasting powers of attorney and court applications for gifts.

    "Louise Harrhy is highly experienced in probate applications and estate administration especially matters involving offshore assets. She is skilled in Court of Protection matters, including deputyships and lasting powers of attorney." (Chambers UK 2016)

    "Louise Harrhy is a really driven and committed lawyer. She advises clients on a wide range of areas, including the creation of wills, the establishment of trusts and the administration of estates. Her work also incudes Court of Protection matters." (Chambers UK 2017)

    Louise is also a member of The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

      Margaret Gale- Associate- Trusts & Estates

      Margaret Gale

      Associate, Trusts & Estates

      Margaret Gale- Associate- Trusts & Estates

      Associate, Trusts & Estates

      Margaret Gale

      Margaret is an Associate and specialises in wills, the establishment and administration of trusts, probate, tax planning, powers of attorney and court of protection work.

      Margaret joined Hart Brown in 2017, bringing with her a wealth of experience to the Trusts & Estates department in Cobham. She has worked as a Private Client lawyer in Surrey for over 30 years, and is also a member of STEP and the Law Society Private Client Section.

        Nick Langmead Associate, Trusts & Estates

        Nick Langmead

        Associate, Trusts & Estates

        Nick Langmead Associate, Trusts & Estates

        Associate, Trusts & Estates

        Nick Langmead

        Nick is an Associate Solicitor in the Trusts & Estates department at the Cobham office of Hart Brown.

        Nick has more than 20 years' experience drafting Wills for a wide range of clients and administering all types of estate, with values ranging from £20,000 to £1,000,000 and beyond.

        Nick qualified as a solicitor in 1998 and holds a diploma in law and diploma in legal practice, he is also a full member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

        Nick's clients appreciate his thorough approach, determination to get things right and commitment to listening to what his clients really want so he can help them to achieve their objectives.

          Sue Macleod -Associate, Trusts & Estates

          Sue Macleod

          Associate, Trusts & Estates

          Sue Macleod -Associate, Trusts & Estates

          Associate, Trusts & Estates

          Sue Macleod

          Sue is an Associate Solicitor in the Trusts and Estates department, primarily dealing with wills, estate administration, inheritance tax planning, powers of attorney and Court of Protection work.

          Sue qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and has worked for Hart Brown since 1997 apart from a 4 year career break.

          Sue’s clients provide excellent feedback: “An excellent and efficient service. Would highly recommend to friends and family”.

            Richard Bones- Trusts & Estates

            Richard Bones

            Associate, Trusts & Estates

            Richard Bones- Trusts & Estates

            Associate, Trusts & Estates

            Richard Bones

            Richard is an associate solicitor in the Trusts and Estates department in the Cranleigh office of Hart Brown.

            He qualified in 2002 and initially practised in the City. Before relocating to Surrey in 2018 he was an equity partner in a practice on the south coast.

            Richard has extensive experience in a broad range of private client work specialising in will preparation, tax planning, trusts, powers of attorney, court of protection work and estate administration.

              Sunil Vasisht

              Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates

              Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates

              Sunil Vasisht

              Sunil joined the Trusts & Estates team in May 2022 as a senior solicitor based in the Guildford offices. Since he qualified as a solicitor he has worked in firms with offices in Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Surrey.

              After graduating from Sussex University with a degree in Law with French, he decided to travel abroad for a year or so. Nineteen years later, after having set up an English language school/consultancy a stone’s throw from the Amalfi Coast, he returned to the UK to fulfil his childhood ambition of qualifying as a solicitor.

              Sunil has worked in the Private Client field for over 11 years, specialising in Wills, Estate Administration, Lasting Powers of Attorney and Deputyship applications to the Court of Protection, all the while taking courses and qualifications to improve his skills and knowledge.

              He is a full member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and also achieved a distinction in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Will Preparation.

                Patricia Alleyne

                Associate, Trusts & Estates

                Associate, Trusts & Estates

                Patricia Alleyne

                Patricia is an associate solicitor in the Trusts and Estates Department primarily dealing with all aspects of wills, trusts, estate administration, inheritance tax planning, powers of attorney and court of protection.

                Patricia is very calm, considerate and dedicated to her approach in delivering a first class service and experience to her clients, ensuring that they are listened to and treated as individuals.

                Patricia’s enjoys reading and travelling.

                Patricia often receives great feedback from her clients, here's just one of many testimonials.

                "The service provided by Patricia and others in the office was exceptional and no improvement is needed".

                  Vicki Andrews

                  Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates

                  Senior Solicitor, Trusts & Estates

                  Vicki Andrews

                  Vicki advises private clients in relation to a variety of matters including Wills, estate and administration planning as well as preparing lasting powers of attorney. She can also assist with court of protection applications including deputyships. Vicki is based in the Trusts and Estates department in Woking.

                  "Having worked in private client for 10 years before qualifying as a solicitor in 2018, Vicki’s practical approach helps support elderly and vulnerable clients with difficult and sometimes complicated matters. “

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