Anthony leads the ‘Probate and Administration of Estate’ side of the Private Client department. This involves extracting Grants of Probate for estates involving a Will, letters of administration where there is an intestacy and dealing with other applications for grants of representation, such as colonial reseals. Qualified for 12 years, Anthony has always specialised in this area and is STEP accredited (Society for Trust & Estate Practitioners), a worldwide recognised professional body admitting only the most experienced practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.
Anthony carries out the administration of estates from start to finish, drafts Wills, provides a full Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning service and advises on capital gains tax for both estates and individuals.
Known for giving straightforward and practical advice to suit the clients’ circumstances and needs and in a way they understand, Anthony considers the most important aspect of his area is gaining the confidence of his clients. He enjoys interacting with people and helping them and their families at an emotional and upsetting time and will do his upmost to make sure things run as smoothly as possible.
Anthony’s aim is for clients to consider him and Thackray Williams as their ‘go to’ law firm. With a focus on giving the best advice, with a positive attitude, he will always try to be proactive and responsive so clients consider themselves his top priority.
Anthony undertook a history degree before completing the Legal Practice Course. He trained at a small City firm specialising in private client work and following this, moved to a regional firm to gain more client experience in his chosen area. This also gave Anthony the opportunity to involve himself in marketing and business development within the department as well as wider opportunities in the business itself.
When not at work, Anthony is on hand to help look after his three children. In his free time, he enjoys watching films, playing squash and going to the gym.
Areas of specialism
- Administration of estates - particularly those of high net worth, or containing foreign assets, interests in a business and issues of domicile
- Preparation of wills
- Inheritance tax planning
- Transfers of equity
- Capital gains tax advice
- Disputed will/probate
Professional QUALIFICATIONS / Memberships
Anthony is a full member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP), a worldwide recognised professional body admitting only the most experienced practitioners in the field of trusts and estates.
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