Tony Hall

Position: Partner
Phone: +(44)(0)161 234 8820
Offices:Manchester

What can I do for you?

I specialise in wills, trusts, and inheritance tax planning, and have done since I qualified as a solicitor in 1986. I act for a broad range of private individuals and business owners who wish to pass their estate down to family members either during lifetime or on death. Few people fully understand exactly how inheritance tax and trust structures work. We explain things in plain English so our clients are fully aware of all their options. Sometimes it’s simply a case of putting in place a properly structured will, sometimes additional safeguards are needed.

Supporting my clients’ objectives

Recently we acted for a family who were looking to sell their very successful business within the next five years. Sadly, their elderly father was very ill and unlikely to survive. He owned the majority of the shares and had a very basic will leaving everything to his wife. Before the father’s sad demise we were able to put in place new wills that incorporated a number of trusts. By doing so his widow and the children are now financially secure and will be able to benefit fully from the sale proceeds in a way that will keep future tax charges to a minimum, even when the family estate eventually passes down to the next generation.

What do others say about me?

"Peers consider Tony Hall to be a ‘safe pair of hands’. His practice is largely concerned with estate management and succession planning." Chambers Uk

"Well informed and reliable". Legal 500

What else should you know?

I am a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.