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Guildford

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Estate planning

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Sally Ashford

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Sally Ashford of Charles Russell Speechlys advises HNWs and family business owners on estate and family succession planning, including inheritance tax mitigation and trusts. She notes that recent world events – including changes to tax legislation – have focused clients on getting their personal legal affairs in order and thinking about wealth structuring and planning. She leads the firm's non-contentious private client arm.

‘It is essential to take the time to understand your client, their family situations, their business interests and what worries them. Becoming a trusted adviser is not something that you can force,’ adds Ashford.

Ashford says she realised she’d become a trusted adviser ‘when a client asked whether he should marry his long-term girlfriend’.

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