Trusts

Expert guidance on creating the most suitable trusts to fit your circumstances.

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Trusts

Modern trusts are an effective way of protecting assets for your chosen beneficiaries

Trusts are useful legal tools for safeguarding assets on behalf of beneficiaries, multi-generational planning and for blended families.

Our specialist private client solicitors have considerable experience in creating and administering a range of trusts. We will work with you to understand your objectives and put in place the formal legal arrangements required.

A trust is a legal arrangement whereby you transfer assets to individuals known as trustees for them to manage for the ultimate benefit of others. The trustees must act to ensure the assets are managed appropriately for the intended beneficiaries.

Properly prepared, modern trusts can be a relatively low maintenance way of protecting your loved ones in difficult scenarios, such as making provision for a disabled child. In some instances, they can help reduce taxes.

There are several types of trust you can choose from, and our team of specialists will work closely with your financial adviser and accountant, if appropriate, to provide expert guidance on the most suitable one for you and your family.

For instance, you can establish a trust through your will, which becomes effective after your death. This can help you safeguard assets for beneficiaries who are too young or incapable of managing their own finances. A will trust can also be highly beneficial for couples who are in a second marriage, as it can provide protection for their respective families.

You also have the option to create a trust during your lifetime. This may serve as a tax planning strategy or enable assets to be owned and managed on behalf of vulnerable beneficiaries.  

We have considerable experience in preparing trust deeds to establish the rules governing the arrangements. Several of our solicitors are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the leading professional body for trust and estate practitioners.

If you would like to find out more about how using a trust could help you meet your objectives, please get in touch with a member of the team in St Albans, Harpenden or Luton.


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