Legal Counsel

Private Client

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Legal Counsel

Private Client

Expertise

David is a Private Client Solicitor with over 18 years’ experience in private client services such as Wills and Estate Planning, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Trusts, and Probate, including cross-border Estates.
David specialises in advising business owners and high-net-worth individuals and their families on asset protection, succession planning, and taxation. Throughout his career, he has worked for a number of Legal 100 ranked firms in London and Manchester. David is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). As well as being a member for ‘STEP’, he has spoken on BBC local radio about private client issues and recorded a number of podcasts on issues for business owners.

David Advises

  • Private individuals and families
  • High-net-worth individuals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Business owners
  • Company directors
  • Executors and trustees
  • Sports personalities
  • Accountants
  • IFAs

Experience Highlights

  • Advising owners of family businesses regarding succession planning and asset protection including inheritance tax and personal tax aspects.
  • Establishing and managing family trusts with assets including properties and company shares for families with high-value estates.
  • Advising high-net-worth individuals on complex estates with multiple asset classes (including business and agricultural property) and complicated succession issues.
  • Advising trustees and beneficiaries on their duties, rights, and powers.
  • Administering complex probate estates, including those with international and/or contentious aspects.
  • Advising families on generational wealth planning.
  • Advising on and drafting pension death benefit trusts and life insurance trusts.

Career History

Previous Law Firms 

  • RJS Solicitors (Head of Private Client)
  • Kuits Solicitors
  • Russell-Cooke LLP

Memberships

  • Full member of STEP

Education

  • Anglia Ruskin University, CPE and LPC
  • University of Liverpool, History

Get in touch

For further advice please contact us for a consultation.

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UK Contact

+44 (0)3330 143 401 info@gunnercooke.com
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Germany Contact

+49 30 220 131-000 centralservices@gunnercooke.de