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Alexander Caton

Senior Associate


Private Wealth


Private Client

Alex advises on all aspects of Private Client work, including tax, estate planning, powers of attorney, wills and trusts, particularly in relation to rural/agricultural clients and landed estates.

He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a member of the Agricultural Law Association (ALA), and a committee member of the Gloucestershire branch of the Country Land and Business Association (CLA).

Alex is admitted to practise in England and Wales.


  • Advising a large consortium of Oxfordshire landowners in relation to a land pooling trust with a view to the eventual development of the site
  • Advising the trustees of a Gloucestershire landed estate in the implementation of a "Balfour" holding and trading structure for the estate
  • Advising the trustees of a Gloucestershire landed estate in relation to a Heritage Maintenance Fund for the estate and other, associated, heritage tax reliefs
  • Advising the trustees of an estate of the multi-million pound sale of the estate, the division of the proceeds between the beneficiaries, and the minimising of tax liabilities resulting
  • Advising landowners generally in relation to their tax and estate planning needs, in particular in relation to the use of partnerships