Background

Paddy Appleton is a Partner in our Wills, Trusts and Probate Team.

He specialises in tax planning and has considerable expertise in helping clients plan for the future.

Paddy gained an LLB at Leeds University before attending Chester College of Law. He qualified as a solicitor in 1985. Paddy is a member of STEP, the Law Society Probate section, an Associate Member of the Institute of Legacy Management and is an Accredited Member of the Association of Lifetime Lawyers. He is also a past President of the Peterborough and District Law Society.

Expertise

Specifically, Paddy 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.
  • Pre and post death tax planning – helping you to reduce the amount of tax you pay in your lifetime and on death by the use of appropriate financial planning and trusts.
  • Inter-generational tax planning strategies to help your children pay less tax in the future.
  • 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.
  • Applying to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a Deputy should it no longer be possible to complete a Lasting Power of Attorney.
  • Administering an estate when someone has died – dealing with all aspects including obtaining the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and dealing with the Revenue.
  • Administering family and other trusts.
  • Care Home Fees – planning for the possible impact of care home fees in the future by developing strategies to fund such care, which minimise the impact on your assets.
  • Advising on Charity set ups and constitutions.

  • Preparing a Will – helping you to draw up a Will and consider the tax implications of how you leave your property.
  • Pre and post death tax planning – helping you to reduce the amount of tax you pay in your lifetime and on death by the use of appropriate financial planning and trusts.
  • Inter-generational tax planning strategies to help your children pay less tax in the future.

  • 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.
  • Applying to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a Deputy should it no longer be possible to complete a Lasting Power of Attorney.

  • Administering an estate when someone has died – dealing with all aspects including obtaining the Grant of Probate or Letters of Administration and dealing with the Revenue.

  • Administering family and other trusts.

  • Planning for the possible impact of care home fees in the future by developing strategies to fund such care, which minimise the impact on your assets.

Testimonials

"Paddy Appleton, who also works from the Oundle office, has vast experience in all areas of private client law."


Paddy is a great listener, he understands what we need very quickly and gives us first class advice dealing swiftly with any action required. We are confident our affairs are in order as a result. Thank you.


Paddy explained everything with ease and it was an easy process.


I am very grateful for my solicitors, Paddy Appleton and James Steward, for my Will and selling / purchasing of my new property and conducting all procedures very efficiently. As these dealings take a long time - I used to enquire what was happening and all the staff including the solicitors at Hunt & Coombs in Oundle were very helpful. Thank you all.


The local office, friendly and approachable staff make it easy and accessible for us. We very much like and trust Paddy Appleton and James Steward who have both been very helpful in the past.


The service was first class. Had been putting off doing our Wills, couldn’t have been more straightforward, didn't have to attend lots of appointments, will definitely recommend you. Paddy put us at ease, something you don’t want to do but it couldn’t have been better.


Additional Information

        Legal 500 Leading Individual    Legal 500 Recommended Lawyer    

  • University of Leeds – LLB

  • Solicitor (1985)

  • STEP
  • Accredited Member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers
  • Law Society Probate section
  • Institute of Legacy Management (Associate Member)
  • Peterborough and District Law Society (Past President)

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