Andrew advises on wills and tax planning particularly in the agricultural sector. 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. 

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 in 1988 as a litigation lawyer specialising in local authority claims, before moving into non-contentious work, with a specific focus on the agricultural sector. Andrew became a Partner in 1990.

Significant Work

Work undertaken recently includes:

  • Advising upon the structure of farming businesses and partnerships, the admittance of sons / daughters into partnership, 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 in order to maximise the tax reliefs available.
  • 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 tax planning strategy.

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