Senior Associate, Probate

Paul Hill

Paul is a Senior Associate at Thomson Snell & Passmore, specialising in probate.

Paul helps clients with all aspects of probate and estate administration including initial investigations, advising on the meaning and interpretation of Wills, re-sealing foreign grants, inheritance tax, probate applications, post death tax planning, cross border estate administration and estate management. He has particular experience advising on high net worth estates, agricultural estates and independent administration.

Paul Hill

Specialisms & expertise

  • Probate
  • Estate Administration
  • Inheritance tax
  • Agricultural and business property relief claims
  • High net worth estates
  • Post death tax planning
  • Re-sealing of grants
  • Independent administration.

Examples of work

Identifying and securing the nil-rate bands and residential nil-rate bands available to personal representatives

Administering high value estates with overseas assets and connections

Acting for independent administrators

Advising personal representative and beneficiaries on post-death inheritance tax planning

Successfully claiming agricultural and business property relief on behalf of estates

Dealing with interlinked estates following multiple deaths, including intestacies

Advising personal representatives on strategies for post-death mitigation of CGT and income tax

Examining income and expenditure and establishing whether gifts made by a deceased were out of income and eligible for relief from inheritance tax

Acting for overseas and non-domiciled personal representatives

Achievements & other appointments

Fully accredited member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers, formerly known as Solicitors for the Elderly (SFE).

Citywealth Leader.

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Paul read law at Newcastle University where he obtained an honours degree and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course at the University of Northumbria.

He completed a training contract with a national law firm based in Bristol and returned to Kent upon qualification as a solicitor in 2015. He joined Thomson Snell & Passmore as an associate in 2020 and became a senior associate in 2021.