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Simon Palmer


Simon Palmer joined Brachers in 1991 and became a Consultant in 2016. He specialises in providing strategic advice to high net worth individuals, farmers and business owners.


  • Tax planning for families, estates and business owners
  • Tax planning for farmers and succession advice
  • Wills and powers of attorney
  • Advice to charities
  • Advice to trusts trustees


  • The Law Society
  • Canterbury Farmers Club

Achievements, appointments & rankings

  • Simon is a recommended lawyer in Chambers UK


Simon has developed a deep interest in advising farmers, stemming from a strong interest in preserving and highlighting the importance of the rural community.

Simon is a trustee of more than one hundred trusts and acts as adviser to families and their private trusts. He also acts as attorney, executor and court appointed deputy for several hundred clients. He is a trustee of numerous private charities and legal adviser to the Corps of Royal Engineers.

Simon’s approach is to look at the long term interests of his clients and provide arrangements that are not purely tax driven, but rather centred on the people themselves.

Away from the office Simon is Rear Commodore of the Association of Dunkirk Little Ships.


The risk of investing in farmland

Mark Twain famously once declared “Buy land. They’re not making it anymore.” It appears that these wise words. Read more


Why the Court of Protection may not grant permission for a health and welfare deputy order

Since the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act in 2007 it has been possible for the Court of Protection to grant a deputyship order to enable an appointed person to make decisions in relation to the health and welfare matters of an individual. Read more

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