Henry Anstey LLB TEP

Partner and Team Leader, Wills, Trusts & Probate

Service Area(s):

  • Agriculture and rural services
  • Wills, Trusts & Probate


  • Peterborough

Henry gained an LLB at Guildhall University in London. He then attended the College of Law in London and qualified as a solicitor in 1992. Henry is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners, a member of the Law Society Probate Section and a member of Solicitors for the Elderly. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Legacy Management.

Legal 500 Leading Individual 2017 Legal 500 Reccomended Lawyer 2017

In 2017, Henry became a Leading Individual and is recommended by the Legal 500 in his areas of expertise:

Legal 500 Leading Individual

Private Client - Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate

  • "Henry Anstey at Hunt & Coombs LLP is ‘an extremely competent individual and a safe pair of hands’. He advised on tax planning for an £8m estate." Legal 500 2016
  • "Henry Anstey is ‘straightforward, transparent on fees, trustworthy and fights hard for his clients’. He has 25 years’ experience and is noted for being ‘very knowledgeable on long-term care issues and complex wills and estates’." Legal 500 2017

Legal 500 Recommended Individual

Private Client - Charities and Not for Profit

Chambers UK HNW Guide 2018

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Henry is described as being a 'notable practitioner' and has received a Band 1 recommendation for his Private Wealth Law work in Peterborough and surrounds from Chambers UK HNW Guide 2018.

  • "Henry Anstey is a well-respected private client practitioner. He concentrates his practice on assisting high net worth individuals and families with estate and tax planning." Chambers UK HNW Guide 2018

Specifically, Henry can advise you on:

  • Preparing a Will - helping you to draw up a Will and consider the tax implications of how you leave your property and how that might impact on care going forward.
  • Tax Planning - helping you to reduce the amount of tax due on your death, whether by the use of trusts or other planning vehicles permitted under the law.
  • Advising on the creation and use of trusts as part of family wealth protection and the fiscal advantages that can be obtained.
  • Care Home Fees - planning for the possible impact of care home fees in the future by developing strategies to fund such care which minimize the impact on your assets and also working with other professionals to ensure that appropriate advice is sought to minimize the potential capital drain.
  • Obtaining NHS Continuing Care for elderly clients or challenging the decision not to award Continuing Care, including representing clients at panel meetings and on to the Parliamentary and Health Care Ombudsman
  • Drawing up a Lasting Power of Attorney - preparing for the future by drawing up an LPA to ensure that your property and your welfare are managed as you wish if you become incapable of doing so yourself.
  • Assisting with applications to the Court of Protection where mental capacity has been lost and Court approval is required to enable attorneys or deputies to continue to be able to make lifetime gifts out of the Donor’s estate.
  • Preparing applications for the appointment of Deputies where no power of attorney has been made but there are finances to be managed. Preparing Statutory Will applications where amendments or new wills need to be made for those lacking mental capacity to do so themselves.
  • Drafting Advance Directives or Living Wills covering end of life decision making.
  • Administering an Estate when someone has died - carrying out the paperwork and applying for Probate or Letters of Administration and subsequently administering the estate. In addition, ways in which an inheritance can be ring fenced against future Inheritance Tax issues on the next generation.
  • Advising on care planning after the first death of a couple.