Stuart Hamilton

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Company & Commercial

Stuart is a private client, capital tax and trusts expert having developed a significant reputation in both London and the North-East of England.

Stuart specialises in succession and exit planning for business owners, property business strategies, wealth preservation and inter-generational asset protection, inheritance tax mitigation and trusts. Stuart’s approach is to offer discrete and bespoke advice and solutions, bringing tax, trust and legal advice into one cohesive and all-encompassing strategy.

In providing comprehensive advice Stuart works closely with each client’s Accountant or Financial Adviser and Stuart’s strength lies in finding the tailored solution to the client’s problems, balancing the client’s own needs with their wishes for their families and heirs.

Stuart acts for many high net worth individuals and families across the North, London and the Home Counties.

Recent Experience

  • The tax efficient collapse of multi- million pound property Trusts;
  • The implementation of LLPs with Trust and Individual Members to obtain finance for and undertake substantial property re-developments inclusive of Inheritance Tax mitigation;
  • Several multi – Trust arrangement to “lock in” Business Relief for Inheritance Tax as part of future sale and retirement strategies;
  • Property portfolio incorporations for future inter - generational asset protection;
  • Family Company share restructuring and Group structures to assist with Inheritance Tax mitigation and preservation of Reliefs;
  • Multi – generational Estate planning for many wealthy individuals inclusive of tax efficient Wills, lifetime Trusts and Powers of Attorney;
  • Preparing numerous Deeds of Variation of Wills to take advantage of Inheritance Tax reliefs and future mitigation opportunities;
  • Securing the rare appointment of a Court Deputy for Health and Welfare decisions for a disabled individual who had just attained adulthood;
  • Administering and advising upon numerous continuing Trusts including Employee Benefit Trusts.

Outside Work

Stuart is married to Helen who is also a Consultant to Spector, Constant & Williams. Living in rural Northumberland close to the Scottish Borders they try to spend as much vacation time as they can in the Scottish Highlands with their young son and West Highland terrier.