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 2022 UK Guide

Trethowans’ Private Client team are recommended in the Legal 500 2022 UK Guide.

Testimonials from clients include:

‘The practice is large enough to have specialisms, but not too big that you lose contact with individuals who can help’

Mihiri Gajraj has a great knowledge of probate, will making, and inheritance tax. These qualities have enabled Mihiri to be a problem solver where the need arose. I use Mihiri over competitors because of the combination of talents that are simply unrivalled.’

“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

Mihiri Gajraj


Richard Dollimore


Adam Scott


Gary Pick


Claire Radigois

Senior Associate

Bernadette Bendall


Ana Dilling


Daniel Karsten


Amy Gardner


Emily Jordan


Jenny Shucksmith

Chartered Legal Executive

Paula Arnold

Associate (Trust and Tax Practitioner)

Helen Glatter

Chartered Accountant

Rebecca Dollin


Shereen Eleker

Trainee Solicitor

Laura Emerson

Trainee Solicitor