John Annetts Partner: Private client
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John specialises in the administration of high value and complex estates, often containing business assets and offshore elements. As part of his work in this field, he advises on post-death planning and tax mitigation opportunities using deeds of variation and the restructuring of assets.
John also acts for high net worth individuals and families advising them on their lifetime UK tax and estate planning, which will often involve preparing complex wills and creating trusts to protect family assets for future generations.
John advises UK trustees on both trust law and taxation issues, and deals with matters involving the Office of the Public Guardian, including preparing and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney.
He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation, the Association of Tax Technicians and the Private Client Section of the Law Society.
Recent work advising
the Executors and Beneficiaries of a multi million pound estate on post-death tax mitigation strategies involving private company shareholdings and investment properties
the Trustees of a number of family trusts on the reorganisation of the Beneficiaries’ interests and the effective exercise of their trustee powers
advising the administrators of an estate involving an application against the estate under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975, French property (succession and tax issues), and private company share holdings
John has recently “hung up his boots” from competitive Saturday football and is trying to fill the void with golf.
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