Throughout his career Tony has focussed on private client law. For the last 15 years, he has specialised in the affairs of the elderly, the mentally incapable and the Court of Protection.
“The situations that my clients face always require sensitivity especially where metal capacity is an issue. Families often have to make difficult and emotionally demanding decisions and I seek to minimise the stress involved and facilitate informed decisions.”
He brings to this sensitive work his many years experience as a pragmatic solicitor, seeking out and advising on the best legal solution for each client's individual case. Such cases often involve complex family issues where Tony will make a careful evaluation of the potential consequences of any proposed action.
His vast experience includes:
- acting for executors, administrators and trustees in family matters, both contentious and non-contentious
- Advising on all aspects of deputyships in the Court of Protection
- providing advice on contested Wills
- altering or re-structuring trusts for tax planning and other purposes
- advising clients on disputed administration of estates and deputyships
- tax planning advice
- family provision claims
- Court applications in respect of trusts, statutory wills and gifts.
Tony was the Founder Chairman of the West of England Branch of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) in 1993 and is a member of the Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS), which are the leading specialist professional bodies in these areas of law.
In 2005 Tony was appointed MBE for his services to the legal profession and the community in the West of England.
Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)