Andrew is a Partner in the Wills, Tax, Trusts & Probate 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.
Andrew graduated from the University of Wolverhampton and qualified as a solicitor in 1987. 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.
Andrew is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 which is a guide to leading law firms in the UK. The 2020 edition states that “Andrew Jenkins is a highly able and instinctive Wills, Tax, Trusts & Probate lawyer. He is very thorough and careful but also a deal-maker and a negotiator where necessary, bringing into play his skills and litigation experience.”
- Advising upon the appropriate arrangements for holding family property, to include the introduction of property into a farming business and the use of trusts in order to maximise the agricultural and business property relief available to reduce future inheritance tax.
- Reviewing the structure of a farming business and partnership and providing advice regarding the admittance of sons / daughters into the partnership and succession, the Partnership Deed and the tax implications of such changes.
- Advising upon 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.
- Preparing and 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