Private Client & Estate Planning

Spencer West provides strategic and practical solutions on simple to complex matters to help individuals, families and entrepreneurs protect and preserve their wealth.

Our lawyers help UK and international clients navigate the legal issues that arise through the opportunities and challenges life brings. They provide commercially astute and pragmatic advice on wealth protection, succession planning, and personal tax matters.

  • applying for a grant of probate or letters of administration
  • administering estates
  • drawing up deeds of variation and appointments under discretionary wills
  • preparation of wills including those for clients with international connections
  • establishment, administration and taxation of UK and foreign trusts and other succession planning vehicles
  • succession planning with a focus on inheritance tax and capital gains tax implications
  • domicile and tax residence
  • pre-arrival tax planning
  • tax efficient structures for investing in UK, in particular real estate
  • trusts used in commercial transactions
  • high net worth and ultra-high net worth individuals and their families
  • entrepreneurs
  • trustees and beneficiaries of UK and foreign trusts
  • family offices
  • private banks

For details on the fees for uncontested probate services, please refer to the list below:




Hilesh Chavda

Hilesh Chavda

Partner - Private Client

Bryony Irvine

Bryony Irvine

Solicitor – Employment / Private Client

Orchid Lee

Orchid Lee

Partner - Private client and trusts

Diane Liston

Diane Liston

Partner - Family, Private Client and Litigation

Duncan McNair

Duncan McNair

Partner – City/commercial disputes; and Wills/Estates/Inheritance disputes resolution

Sangeeta Moore

Sangeeta Moore

Partner – Private Client

Prakash Patel

Prakash Patel

Partner – Commercial Dispute Resolution

Samar Shams

Samar Shams

Partner – Immigration and Global Mobility