Head of Estates, Tax & Succession

Nicola Brant

Nicola is a Partner at Thomson Snell & Passmore, and Head of the Estates, Tax & Succession department.

Nicola provides traditional and high-level estate planning, inheritance and capital gains tax advice to individuals, families, business owners, charities and other organisations. Her work involves the creation and rearrangement of trusts; business protection and succession planning for landed estates, entrepreneurs and owner-managed businesses; the set up and administration of philanthropic and charitable organisations and assisting with international transactions requiring a notary public.

Nicola Brant

Specialisms & expertise

  • Wills, inheritance tax planning, trusts and other corporate structures
  • Landed estates
  • Business protection and succession planning for owner managed businesses
  • Capital tax planning
  • Probate
  • Affairs of the elderly/Court of Protection
  • Charities and private charitable foundations
  • International transactions requiring a Notary public.

Achievements & other appointments

Nicola is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners, the Charity Law Association and the Notaries Society. She is listed as a Citywealth Leader.

The Estates, Tax & Succession team is ranked in the top tier for South East England by The Legal 500 an independent guide to UK law firms. The team has also been named by Private Client Practitioner magazine in its list of the ‘Top 25 Law Firms’.

Nicola is ranked by Chambers HNW.

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Nicola completed her degree in European Commercial Law at Sussex University and the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford. Nicola trained at Thomson Snell & Passmore & qualified as a solicitor in 2000.

Nicola completed the Post-graduate Diploma in Notarial Practice with the University of Cambridge and obtained her faculty as a notary in 2006.

She worked for some prominent private client firms in both London and the South East before returning to Thomson Snell & Passmore in 2015.