What can Lauren do for you?
Lauren is a partner in the private client team and specialises in advising landed estates and land consortia. Her work includes complex trust restructuring, succession planning, business structuring to secure inheritance tax and capital gains tax reliefs, conditional exemption claims and land pooling arrangements. Lauren regularly collaborates with colleagues to advise on strategic land development and patient capital investment.
Supporting your ambitions
Lauren advised the trustees of a UK family settlement on the purchase of property with a value exceeding £10 million from the family's offshore settlement. This extracted cash from the offshore settlement at an effective tax rate of less than 10% as opposed to 32%. The family can now invest the cash in developing property on the estate.
Another highlight for Lauren was securing a £2.2 million inheritance tax saving on the deceased's partnership interest. Lauren succeeded in persuading HMRC that the business (a caravan park) qualified for 100% business property relief. This was a great outcome for the client.
What do others say?
One of the most enjoyable aspects of Lauren's work is building strong client relationships. One client said "It was so nice for us to find ourselves talking to someone who immedicately remembered us and what we had done before. It made it all so easy!".
What else should you know?
Lauren takes a keen interest in matters affecting all aspects of rural businesses. She is a member of the Country Land and Business Association.
In her spare time, Lauren enjoys travelling and outdoor pursuits.
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