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Graham Benwell

Graham Benwell

Consultant Solicitor, Wills, Probate Tax & Trusts

Location: Reading 
Qualified as a solicitor: 1975

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Graham Benwell is a consultant solicitor and former partner in our Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts team and primarily advises clients from our Reading office, as well as remotely.

Graham has over 30 years’ experience as a private client solicitor and has particular expertise in the fields of tax and estate planning, involving Wills and Trusts.

He continues to advise many high net worth individuals and their families, with many clients referred directly by accountants, investment managers, IFAs and other firms of solicitors.

Graham previously headed the private client department at Nabarro in London and is a founder member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is also a trained Dementia Friend, an Alzheimer's Society initiative, and is consistently highly recommended in the UK's leading guides to law firms, Chambers HNW and The Legal 500.

Examples of recent work

  • As trustee, dealing with the administration of several multi-million pound private and charitable trusts.
  • As executor and trustee, dealing with the administration of several multi million pound estates.
  • Advising in relation to the mitigation of Income Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Inheritance Tax issues arising in relation to the administration of numerous estates.
  • As court appointed administrator, finalising the administration of a long running and extremely contentious estate.
  • Acting for numerous high net worth professional and business clients in relation to testamentary and estate/tax planning matters, commonly involving the drafting of suitable trusts and advising on related tax issues.

Professional Memberships:

Member, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Member, The Law Society

Education:
Swansea University, BA (Hons) Politics

Accreditations & Awards:
Recommended, Chambers HNW
Recommended, The Legal 500
Dementia Friend, Alzheimer's Society
Winner - 'Best Probate Law Firm - London/South East', UK Probate Research Awards 2019

What Our Clients Say

“Graham Benwell has always been excellent – very professional, wise advice, timely in responses, and all round very good indeed.”

The Legal 500

“High net worth clients benefit from Benwell's extensive experience in the private client field, receiving advice on wills, probate, tax and trusts.”

Chambers HNW Guide

“I have been a very satisfied client for 50 years!”

Client

“An absolute gentleman and superb advice.”

Client

“I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Graham's services.”

Client

“Graham Benwell stood out for me and he made sure that everything was handled properly.”

Client

“I should like to take this opportunity of thanking you very much for all the work and guidance you have given us over the years.”

Client

“Graham Benwell is very good in advising on Trusts.”

Client

“Graham Benwell has always been excellent – very professional, wise advice and timely in responses.”

Client

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