Personal Tax Planning Solicitors

Sound tax planning strategies to suit your needs

Personal Tax Planning Solicitors

We know that looking after the wealth you've accumulated during your life really matters and we want to help you and your family to make the most of it.

Our personal tax planning specialists always start by getting to know you – your aims and ambitions – to find out more about what you would like to achieve personally and for the people you care about.

We can support you in many different ways, from drafting your Will to advising you how to structure your finances in the most tax-efficient way. As part of our specialist service, we can help to minimise your inheritance tax and capital gains tax liabilities, advising you how and when to make lifetime gifts or set up a lifetime trust so others can benefit from your wealth.

Why choose Shakespeare Martineau?

  • Our expert tax planning team believes the first step to providing an excellent service is to understand what you want to achieve with your wealth, then help you attain your goals in the most tax-efficient manner. If there are tax liabilities, we help to ensure they are paid in full and on time to avoid penalties and interest.
  • In a self-assessment tax regime, the onus is on you as the UK taxpayer to ensure you declare your income and capital gains to HM Revenue & Customs and discharge the liability as required. We help you meet your obligations and will, when necessary, negotiate with HM Revenue & Customs on your behalf if a disagreement arises.
  • Our experts can help you to avoid the common pitfalls and minimise inheritance tax liabilities that can arise as a consequence of lifetime gifting to individuals and transfers into trusts.
  • Our team’s experience of advising individuals with highly-complex personal and financial affairs means we can help you to make the most of your wealth, whatever the circumstances.
    We cover everything from advising you about lifetime gifting, the creation of lifetime trusts, and minimising your exposure to tax when disposing of valuable assets, such as property or shares.

Your personal tax partner for life

We aim to be your personal tax partner for life, helping you to structure your finances as efficiently as possible, whilst enabling you to fulfil a few of your dreams. Our promise is to get to know you first, so we can design a plan that is exactly right for you and your family.

Our tax planning process combines years of expertise with a highly personal approach. We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our clients: it’s only by working closely with you that we can fully understand your financial affairs and help you to decide on the most appropriate solutions.

The way we help you

We pride ourselves on taking a proactive approach to tax planning because we know it makes sense and will deliver the most value for you and your family. We understand that there are things you may want to do with your money now too, and we can help you to achieve this in the most tax-efficient way possible.

Your journey through the legal process

Not everyone is aware of how the process of engaging personal tax planning solicitors works, so we’ve provided an overview below to give you some peace of mind:

    • Once you’ve submitted a contact form via the enquire now panel to the right of this page, a member of our team will call you back to discuss your enquiry.
    • You’ll then receive an initial consultation within 24 hours via Zoom or telephone to understand in more detail the issues you’re facing.
    • Should you then decide that you wish to use our services, you’ll receive a breakdown of all our costs and a pack of on-boarding documents. We will work closely alongside you to ensure that whichever private client service you are interested in we are here to support you and find you the right solution.

To find out more and how we could help contact us today or call us on 0800 689 0746 for a free confidential consultation.

Meet the team

Our team of experts are here to help you navigate through your private client matters contact us today or call us on 0800 689 0746 for a free confidential consultation.

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