Wills, Probate, Trusts and Tax Planning

Through intelligent tax, trust and inheritance planning, we will help put you and your loved ones in the strongest possible position. Our experienced private client lawyers are here to help and advise you every step of the way.

Highly experienced private client lawyers

As one of the largest teams of private client solicitors in the South, we are genuine specialists in our field. We work closely with you to ensure your wealth is used to your advantage, with maximum tax mitigation both during your lifetime and after death. This can involve trust planning, Wills, a lasting power of attorney (LPA) and lifetime gifts.

To discuss your requirements with a member of our team, don’t hesitate to call us on 0800 2800 421. Trethowans has offices located across the South in Salisbury, Southampton, Bournemouth, Poole, Winchester and London for your convenience.

What is a private client solicitor?

A private client solicitor acts on behalf of individuals, usually by advising on personal wealth, Wills, probate, trust, tax and inheritance matters. Private clients come in a variety of forms, and can refer to individuals, families, landlords, trusts, entrepreneurs and even charities.

How Trethowans can help:

Trethowans’ private client team provide a comprehensive range of services for individuals, including:

Professional estate administration advice

It goes without saying: when someone passes away it is an immensely difficult time for family and friends. For the executors of a Will, there is often another layer of complexity to contend with.

Our specialist estate administration solicitors can help take the strain, offering advice on everything from registering for a ‘Grant of Probate’ to help with paperwork and dealing with financial institutions.

Whatever the size or complexity of the estate, our team of private client solicitors have the knowledge and expertise to provide you with an exceptional service. We will help you distribute your loved one’s assets in accordance with the Will or can equally advise you if a loved one died interstate (without a Will in place).

For leading legal support and guidance with any matter relating to your estate, don’t hesitate to get in touch with our dedicated team of private client solicitors on 0800 2800 421.

Recommended in The Legal 500 2021 UK Guide

Trethowans’ Private Client team are recommended in the Legal 500 2021 UK Guide.

Testimonials from clients include:

‘I have found Trethowans to be “head and shoulders above” other local firms in relation to the quality of service and the speed of their delivery and responses. Too often these are strengths that are not found together, and it is rare to find a firm like Trethowans which can consistently deliver speedy and quality service.‘

‘I have worked most closely with Mihiri Gajraj. I find Mihiri a pleasure to work with. She is friendly and professional, quick to respond to any queries and always willing to help. Her work is accurate and well written, and her attention to detail is excellent, which I feel is especially important when preparing trust deeds. I am confident recommending Mihiri to my clients and to other professionals I work with, and have done so on numerous occasions.’

‘Communicate well, good expertise and knowledge ; patient and cooperative. Approachable at all times. Other firms I know are similar, but this team and Trethowans are among the best.’

‘They are very friendly and have a high level of knowledge across a broad spectrum. They are very approachable as a team and will assist in whatever way they can with an enquiry.’


“The firm carries the highest level of professionalism when dealing with their cases, clients and meetings. Their employees are trained to the highest level and carry a very high degree of knowledge within their field of expertise.”

Legal 500

Meet the team

James Hammersley


Mihiri Gajraj


Richard Dollimore


Adam Scott


Gary Pick


Claire Radigois

Senior Associate

Arcadius Gregory


Ana Dilling


Daniel Karsten


Amy Clatworthy


Jenny Shucksmith

Chartered Legal Executive

Paula Arnold

Trusts and Tax Practitioner

Karen Dalton

Tax Assistant

Helen Glatter

Chartered Accountant

Philip Savage


Bernadette Bendall