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Specialisms & expertise

  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Post death estate planning
  • Agricultural and business property relief claims for inheritance tax purposes
  • Wills and lifetime succession planning
  • Lasting Power of Attorney.
     

Client stories & examples of work

  • Post death planning including deeds of variation, deeds of appointment and assignment of interest  
  • Successfully claiming agricultural and business property reliefs for farming estates
  • Co-ordinating and managing the administration of two related probates involving a landed estate and various connected trusts and advising on various tax implications for the strategy of the future of the estate and trusts
  • Advising on the tax implications and preparing the necessary documents to divide estate assets between a number of beneficiaries
  • Investigating the income and expenditure of a deceased client to substantiate the claim for relief from inheritance tax for lifetime gifts made from surplus income
  • Undertaking estate administration for overseas beneficiaries/executors
  • Successfully recovering inheritance tax in the UK where tax has been paid on assets held overseas
  • Managing estates which include assets in foreign jurisdictions
  • Advising on the distribution or retention of assets within an estate with a potential un-quantified liability
  •  Advising on Wills and connected lifetime estate planning, particularly in relation to gifts made during lifetime.

Types of client

Esther advises and helps a range of clients, including farmers, elderly and bereaved spouses and busy professional and business people.

Achievements & other appointments

Esther is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Profile

Esther qualified as a solicitor in November 2001.  Since then she has worked for highly regarded firms in London and the South East. Esther joined us in 2017 from a prominent private client law firm in London.

  

Esther Lee helped us every step of the way with our mother's estate.

Client

You have been very patient with my queries and clear with your explanations along the way, and so easy to do business with - it has been very much appreciated - thank you.

Client

I work with Esther Lee there and she is just brilliant. An incredibly able trust and estates practitioner with great client handling skills, particularly in a crisis such as a sudden death or loss of capacity. She has good knowledge of trusts particularly over land including farms, landed estates and property businesses. I have no hesitation in recommending people to Esther eg where we are not able to act or if clients want a more local service, given we are in central London.

Legal 500 2021

Esther Lee is a talented solicitor – she has many years of experience and a lovely, calm manner with clients, as well as being efficient and very responsive. I really enjoy working with her.

Legal 500 2021

Perhaps I could take this opportunity of thanking you for dealing with Arthur’s estate so efficiently and keeping me informed at every stage. It has been a pleasure dealing with you.

Client

I just wanted to thank you for all your help with the Estate/probate/IHT and for being so patient with all my questions.

Client

Dealt with smoothly and in an efficient and professional manner

Client

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