Hannah Borner Webster


Hannah Borner is a Partner in the Private Client team and is based in Harpenden.

Hannah grew up in Harpenden and was educated at Roundwood Park School. She went on to study Law and Accounting at the University of Leeds, where she graduated with First Class Honours. Hannah studied the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in London and achieved a distinction.

Hannah joined Taylor Walton as a trainee in 2013 after a placement on the firm’s Summer Scheme and gained experience in Private Client, Commercial Property, Employment and Commercial Litigation. Upon her qualification in 2015, Hannah joined the Private Client Department and now has 6 years of post-qualification experience.

Hannah spends a significant proportion of her time in dealing with the administration of Estates and has experience in dealing with complex and multi-million pound Estates. Hannah does all she can to make the process as simple as possible for her clients.

Hannah also assists clients in preparing Wills and is able to draft simple and more complex Wills to meet the client’s needs.

Hannah has experience in dealing with drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney for both Property and Financial Affairs and Health and Welfare and can also assist with the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney and Deputyship Applications, if someone has lost mental capacity.


In her spare time, Hannah likes singing and currently sings with the St Albans Bach Choir. She is also a keen baker and enjoys foreign travel and spending time with her friends and family.

Making the Best Use of your Inheritance Tax Allowances

By Hannah Borner | 25 February 2020

The Residence Nil Rate Band (‘RNRB’) will be fully in force from 6th April 2020, when it will increase to £175,000. When added to the ‘ordinary’ Nil Rate Band (‘NRB’) of £325,000, each individual will be able to leave up to £500,000 inheritance tax free. Any proportion of the NRB and RNRB which is unused…

Should I give my house to my children?

By Hannah Borner | 18 December 2019

For many, the family home is the most valuable asset they have. This leads some people to consider gifting their house to their children during their lifetime, to reduce the value of their Estate for inheritance tax, and to protect the house from care fees. But does this work? Gifting your property If the entire…

Gifting assets into Trust

By Hannah Borner | 30 July 2019

Many people are keen to pass assets and wealth to their families, but worry that the assets they give away will be used unwisely. By gifting assets into Trust, you can reduce the value of your Estate for Inheritance Tax (provided you survive the gift by seven years), whilst also retaining control of those assets. If assets are gifted…