• Our tax specialists give advice on all aspects of lifetime capital tax planning to a broad range of clients spanning farmers, professional individuals and families with complicated financial arrangements. We help you protect your assets and plan for the future making sure that you minimise your and your heirs’ tax liabilities.

    Sometimes it makes sense to make gifts to loved ones while you are still alive to see them enjoy it. In such cases, you need to take into account capital gains tax and inheritance tax. If you choose to gift through your Will then you will need to take into account inheritance tax. With tailored advice to suit your specific situation, it may be possible to minimise the different liabilities.

    We take the time to understand your current situation and your wishes for the future before working with you to help you achieve the best possible solution.

    Our team is also able to provide advice on:

    • Tax planning advice – how to avoid, postpone and/or reduce tax
    • Family Investment Companies – a consideration for wealthy individuals to pass on future wealth in a tax efficient way
    • UK and offshore tax
    • Inheritance tax, income tax and capital gains tax
    • Inheritance tax returns

    Recognition of our expertise

    Our Private Client team is ranked consistently in the top guides to law firms, achieving the top tier in the ‘Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate’ category in The Legal 500 2024 and Band 2 in the area of private wealth law in Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.

    Brachers’ Head of Private Client, Christopher Eriksson-Lee, is ranked as the only top tier lawyer for private wealth law in Kent in the Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide.

    We are members of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and Solicitors for the Elderly.

    Our team and its members are regularly recognised in numerous prestigious industry awards, including:

    • Winning ‘Best Estate Planning Team’ at The Probate Industry Awards 2024.
    • Highly commended for ‘Best Probate Law Firm – Regional’ at The Probate Industry Awards 2024.
    • Winning ‘Best Deputyship Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2023.
    • Shortlisted for ‘Best Probate Law Firm – London and the South East’ at the UK Probate Research Awards 2022.

    Find out more about our awards, accreditations and partnerships that make us stand out from the rest.

    Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax Planning – Get in touch today

    Our Tax Planning solicitors are based in Maidstone and Canterbury and are on hand to help with any queries you may have.

    Start your estate planning journey today with our online tool and we will then be able to have a more informed discussion with you at your first meeting with us. Alternatively call us on 01622 690691 or submit your enquiry via our online enquiry form.


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  • Brachers has the personal touch, listening carefully to clients’ needs in a friendly, sensitive and helpful manner. It has a wealth of experience, gathered over many decades, and is highly regarded by its local clients in Kent. Such loyalty from locals is reassuring.

    The Legal 500 2024
  • The team are great and responsive on all aspects of the work we do together. They provide advice regarding a family trust and the wider estate planning for the client.

    The Legal 500 2024
  • Brachers know their subject, are very competent and, above all, very diplomatic. These attributes have been so important during the present lock down when the ‘working from home’ handicap could have spoiled progress – but it didn’t.

    The Legal 500
  • The empathy and reassurance provided during proceedings was of a highly personal nature.

    Chambers High Net Worth Guide
  • Brachers are very community-minded and are always approachable and easy to communicate with.

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