I am a Partner in the Private Client Department, based in our Harpenden office. I undertake all aspects of private client work.
Over the years, I have developed a very loyal following through my extensive knowledge and excellent client care skills.
I have specialised in private client work since qualification and advise individuals on lifetime tax planning, succession planning and will drafting, probate and complex estate administration, trust administration, powers of attorney including lasting powers of attorney and court of protection matters.
My role involves providing legal advice on inheritance tax, preserving assets for future generations, business protection and succession planning. Many of my clients are high net worth individuals and families who own assets in the UK and around the world and also include business owners and farmers.
I regularly work with our Property team in connection with drafting complex declarations of trust and secured loan agreements, and also our Family and Litigation teams to ensure that clients are provided with a comprehensive service across a wide range of complex issues.
As well as being a member, I am the current President of the Hertfordshire Law Society Council and I also sit on their Probate and Trusts Committee.
I am a very keen swimmer, and enjoy playing squash and running. I’m also a member of the National Trust and enjoy exploring local heritage sites and taking woodland walks.
Joined Taylor Walton in 2007
What our clients say
"Steven Hamilton was extremely helpful and responsive. He also offered extremely pragmatic and succinct advice which is so important in this field in my opinion." -Legal 500
"Steve Hamilton was patient, hardworking and diligent throughout the process but above all he understood the balance I wanted to achieve between looking after my chosen beneficiaries and the sustainability of the business that has given me so much. The trusts he has created mean I have one less thing to fret over!" -Legal 500