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Luke Smyth

LL.B. (Hons), BSc (Hons), Senior Associate Solicitor

Wills, Probate and Trusts


01543 211955

Practice Areas

Luke is a solicitor and a member of the Wills, Probate & Trusts team.  He has over 15 years’ experience in private client work.  Luke advises in a wide range of matters from advising the executors of Wills of deceased people to lifetime planning for Inheritance Tax and care home funding.

Key specialisms include:

  • Wills – both simple and complex;
  • The administration of estates including taxable and non taxable estates;
  • Issues surrounding intestacy (where there is no will);
  • enduring and lasting powers of attorney; and
  • Court of Protection matters, including applications for deputyship.
Experience

Recent examples of where Luke has helped clients include:

  • Dealing with the administration of multi-million pound estates including advising executors of all available tax exemptions and reliefs and, as appropriate, liaising with charitable beneficiaries on behalf of the executors
  • Dealing with urgent Wills at care homes or hospital bedsides; and
  • Acting for elderly and incapacitated individuals who cannot look after their affairs themselves
Personal

Outside of work, Luke is married with two young children and enjoys muddy walks in the countryside and concocting culinary experiments in the kitchen.