Succession Planning

Planning for the future of your wealth and assets requires careful consideration.

We work hand-in-hand with our clients to discuss succession planning relating to substantial investment assets and family wealth.

We understand the importance of ensuring the survival of any ongoing business and the welfare of its employees, as well as reducing the potential impact of capital gains and inheritance taxes.

We work closely with our corporate and family teams, as well as other independent advisers (including financial advisers and accountants) to ensure the right decisions are made for each individual client’s circumstances.

We always take the time to listen to your needs and concerns, and we always ensure that all of our recommendations are pragmatic and achievable. Our clients tell us that it is our way of explaining complex issues clearly, and our track record of implementing solutions quickly, that leads to our many word of mouth referrals.

To find out how we can support you with your succession strategy, please contact our specialist team as detailed below.


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Don't have a Will – others could live to regret it!

According to research by a leading pension provider more than half the population doesn't have a Will. More worryingly it also found that 22% of people over 65 are without a Will. As death is not an option it is worth taking the trouble to ensure your affairs are in order.

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Richard Crocker


Richard Crocker is the Head of the Private Client department and works with a team that provides a high quality service in the local area, as well as further afield. He offers specialist advice on a wide range of issues including Wills, lifetime tax-planning and probate.

After graduating from Newcastle University with a history degree, his first career was with British Telecom where he was involved in developing overseas networks and negotiating international agreements. Having decided to become a lawyer, Richard was articled in London with Beale & Company and joined the well­ known firm, Withers LLP, as a solicitor in 1990.


The Team

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"I'm writing to commend Steve Hamilton to you for all his skilled professionalism, perseverance with difficult, one could almost say self-destructive, finance houses, his foresight in heading off difficulties and, perhaps above all, his many kindnesses and good advice to both myself and my daughter, which relieved us of much unnecessary anxiety".