Law firm welcomes new partner to expanding trusts and estates team

Mike Westbrook

Mike Westbrook has recently joined the trusts and estates team at the UK law firm Ashfords as a partner.

His addition will add to the growing Bristol office, bringing expertise in strategic inheritance tax and succession planning advice.

Westbrook’s experience includes advising landowners, particularly those with landed estates and rural businesses, on strategic land matters, encompassing inheritance tax issues and tax-efficient structuring related to solar leases and land sales, such as land pooling and cross-options.

He also provides counsel to entrepreneurs, families, rural businesses, and landed estates on various aspects, including wills, trusts, and pre and post-business sale estate planning, encompassing family investment companies and partnerships.

His advisory role extends to business exits, including employee ownership trusts, and inheritance tax planning related to ownership before a sale.

Westbrook said: “I am delighted to be joining Ashfords, to assist with the growth of the excellent private wealth offering in Bristol. It is a very exciting opportunity for me to develop and grow my practice in Bristol with the support of the very strong team in Exeter, London and Plymouth.”

Michael Alden, partner and head of the private wealth division, said: “We’re thrilled to have Mike join the firm. His knowledge and expertise will be an excellent addition to the trusts and estates team, as we continue to provide our clients with outstanding service.”


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