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James is an associate in our Private Client department primarily advising on Estate Administration. James obtained a First Class law degree (LLB) and a Masters in Law (LLM) before qualifying as a Solicitor in September 2020 and joining Stephens Scown in 2021.

James has a broad range of experience which includes:

  • Administration of Estates
  • Advising on various IHT reliefs including APR and BPR
  • Will drafting
  • Preparing Deeds of Variation
  • Advising on the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney

Examples of his recent work include:

  • Administering an estate with assets held in non-UK jurisdictions.
  • Administering an estate and registering a death where there were no immediate family or known beneficiaries and instructing a genealogy tracing company to locate potential beneficiaries.
  • Claiming Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief on a high value estate to mitigate Inheritance Tax.
  • Obtaining a capacity report prior to the preparation of Lasting Powers of Attorney for an elderly client.
  • Advising on IHT lifetime tax planning for a high-net-worth individual.

Outside of work James enjoys surfing and kayaking at his favourite Devon and Cornwall beaches, walking with his German Shepherd puppy, and socialising with his friends.

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