Andrew is a Partner and solicitor with the Private Client team advising on wills and tax planning particularly to landowners, agricultural and farming clients. He has wide experience of the Court of Protection whilst acting as a Deputy/Receiver and he advises regularly on contentious probate and related issues. He has experience working on probate matters since 2008.

Route to Law

Andrew gained an LLB (Hons) Law degree at the University of Wolverhampton and qualified as a solicitor in the city. He joined Wansbroughs Solicitors in 1988 as a litigation lawyer specialising in local authority claims, before moving into non-contentious work, with a specific focus on landowners, agricultural and farming sectors. Andrew became a Partner in 1990 and sits on the Management Board.

Significant Work

Andrew is a recommended Private Client solicitor in the Legal 500 which is a leading guide to law firms.

Work undertaken recently includes:

  • Advising upon the structure of farming businesses and partnerships, the admittance of sons / daughters into partnership and succession, the Partnership Deed and the tax implications of such changes.
  • Advising upon the appropriate arrangements to hold family property to include the introduction of property into a farming business and of the use of trusts in order to maximise the agricultural and business property relief available to reduce future inheritance tax.
  • Considering the use of trusts and gifts into trusts of property as part of an overall strategy to minimise inheritance and capital gains tax and to provide protection in the case of a divorce.
  • Considering the succession rights and implications of Agricultural Holdings Act tenancies (AHA tenancies) and the inheritance tax issues involved to include those faced by family farming partnerships and farming companies.
  • Adjusting Inheritance Tax Planning - Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief.
  • Advising upon post death will variations (possible within two years of the death of an individual) to reduce the tax payable upon death and in conjunction with a long term succession and tax planning strategy.

“handles wills and tax planning, particularly in the agricultural sector, and has notable experience in Court of Protection work”
The Legal 500 (2017)