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  • Martin Banwell

    Martin Banwell


    Wills, Trusts and Probate

    In 2018 Martin joined the Trust and Probate department of Hegarty. Previously he was a Partner and Head of the Private Client department in a firm of solicitors in Suffolk. Martin qualified as a solicitor in 2013 and became a fully accredited member of Solicitors for the Elderly upon qualification. In 2018 Martin upgraded his membership to be a full member. Solicitors for the Elderly is a nationwide network of specialist lawyers dedicated to elderly client matters such as:

    • Wills
    • Powers of Attorney
    • Tax and Estate Planning
    • Probate and Administration of Estates
    • Declarations of Trust

    Recent work includes:

    • Working alongside the Corporate department in putting together a Farming Partnership Agreement to secure Agricultural and Business Property Reliefs whilst minimising Capital Gains Tax
    • Administering large estates with assets based abroad
    • Assisting and advising on disputed Wills and mediating settlements
    • Advising on claims made under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants Act) 1975
    • Preparing Wills for parents with disabled children in order to maximise the benefits available to the children as well as minimise the tax payable by the parents.
    • Obtaining complex and unusual Grants of Representation to allow for the administration of estates.
    • Advising on administering Trusts and acting as a Trustee
    • Acting as attorney for clients without family

    In 2022 Martin became a full member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)STEP is an internationally renowned organisation of specialist professionals who practice in Tax, Estate Planning, Will writing and Trust matters. In addition to this, Martin is a member of the Law Society’s Private Client section of lawyers. Martin read Ancient History at the University of Birmingham prior to reading Law at the College (now University) of Law in Birmingham.

    Martin likes to advise clients with regard to their family and their assets in the most tax efficient and straight forward way possible. He likes to boil down complex legal issues in to simple every day language so that clients understand what they are doing and how their wishes can be achieved.

    In 2023, Martin was made a Partner of the firm.

    Outside of work, Martin likes spending time reading up on history and current affairs.

    Martin is assisted by Haleema Sadia.

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