Charles Hutton, Partner
Charles advises on Wills, trusts, tax and estate planning, in particular inheritance tax (IHT) planning.
AboutCharles advises on Wills, trusts, tax and estate planning, in particular inheritance tax (IHT) planning. He has a great deal of experience in acting for a wide variety of clients, both entirely UK-based and those with foreign connections.
Charles is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising business owners on how to maximise business property relief from inheritance tax and entrepreneurs’ relief (now business assets disposal relief) from capital gains tax. Where the business is being sold, working with the firm’s corporate teams to ensure that the proceeds are protected for the long-term benefit of the family.
- Advising on passing landed estates down within families in a tax-efficient manner and on mitigating the tax exposure where land is sold for development.
- Devising and implementing estate plans for families, often with assets in multiple jurisdictions, to minimise the tax exposure and probate formalities following death.
- Advising trustees (and often acting as a trustee) of a wide range of trusts containing assets from investment portfolios, to valuable properties, landed estates and other business interests.
Charles Hutton quoted by the Daily Mail, This is Money, International Adviser, eprivateclient and The Law Society Gazette on the Ministry of Justice's announcement on video-witnessed wills
Witnessing Wills by video link
What to do when someone dies
In the absence of a family charter, please follow this step by step guide of what to do when someone dies
Charles Hutton quoted in EG on the benefits of succession planning
Wealth Matters - Summer 2018
Welcome to the Summer 2018 edition of Wealth Matters, our regular update on contemporary legal issues for the Private Wealth sector.