Partner, Wills, Estate & Tax Planning

Fiona Higgott

Fiona is a Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore and is a member of the Will, Estate & Tax Planning Team. She helps clients with all aspects of estate work including lifetime planning, the preparation of Wills and post-death work.

Fiona has a particular interest in the rural community, having come from a farming family herself, so specialises in assisting farming clients with structuring and passing on their estate in a tax efficient manner.

Fiona qualified as a solicitor in 2005 and worked at other well recognised regional law firms prior to joining Thomson Snell & Passmore in 2023.

Fiona Higgott

Specialisms & expertise

  • Estate planning, including the preparation of Wills and advice relating to lifetime gifts
  • Advice relating to the preparation, administration and termination of trusts
  • Inheritance tax advice including advice relating to lifetime transfers, trusts and on death
  • Capital gains tax planning advice
  • Preparation and registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Estate Administration, particularly complex estates including those with agricultural / business assets and / or overseas elements
  • Post-death tax planning including the preparation of Deeds of Variation.

Achievements & other appointments

eprivateclient Top Law Firms 2023 Best Will Writing Firm 2024 - Winner award


Fiona completed her LLB in Law at the University of Wales and went on to gain her LPC at Cardiff Law School.

She is also a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners since 2010 and completed the STEP Advanced Certificate in International Succession and Probate in 2013.