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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

I'm an experienced Private Client lawyer with more than 20 years’ PQE in acting to protect and preserve my clients’ wealth and assets.

My clientele include HNWIs (both domiciled in the UK and of non-domiciled status). I regularly advising on estate and tax planning, the preparation of complex Wills and the creation and administration of trusts.  I also act 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, I have a passion for travel and adventure, and enjoy experiencing different cultures around the world.  I also enjoy running, swimming and am a keen rugby fan.

Experience highlights 

  • Advising on a cross-border tax and estate planning for a US individual resident in the UK, with net assets exceeding £50m
  • Supported on the Administration of a multi-jurisdictional estate with assets exceeding £75m
  • 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.”