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Gareth Hughes

Head of Private Wealth & Succession Planning
Expertise includes:
  • Cross Border Estate Planning and Administration
  • Estate Administration
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Tax and Estate Planning
  • Wills & Trusts
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Gareth Says:
“I strive to understand each client`s unique circumstances and requirements in order to provide the highest level of advice and service to them."

Meet Gareth

Gareth Hughes is an experienced Private Client lawyer with more than 20 years’ PQE in acting to protect and preserve his clients’ wealth and assets.

Gareth’s clients include HNWIs (both domiciled in the UK and of non-domiciled status), advising on estate and tax planning, the preparation of complex Wills and the creation and administration of trusts.  He also acts for clients to prepare both UK and US Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, draft declarations of trust, make applications to the Court of Protection and manage a full range of probate matters.

When not working, Gareth has passion for travel and adventure, and enjoys experiencing different cultures around the world.  He also enjoys running, swimming and is a keen rugby fan.

Experience highlights 

  • Cross-border tax and estate planning for a US individual resident in the UK, with net assets exceeding £50million.
  • Administration of a multi-jurisdictional estate with assets exceeding £75million.
  • Acting as lead Trustee for a multi-million pound Discretionary Will Trust, managing complex family relationships and needs.
  • Acting as sole Attorney under a Lasting Power of Attorney for Property & Financial Affairs for UHNW individual.

“Gareth provides high level, pragmatic advice, in a very user-friendly way.”