The increase in people registering LPAs is heartening, but there are concerns that some attorneys are taking advantage of the ease with which they can be prepared,…Read More
- International Litigation
- Group Actions
- Contract Disputes
- Company, Shareholder and Partnership Disputes
- Finance and Banking
- Professional Negligence
- Regulatory and Judicial Review
- Professional Regulation and Disciplinary
- IT Disputes
- Injunctions and Emergency Procedures
- Restrictive Covenant Breaches
Ann Stanyer's Service Teams
Ann's practice covers a wide range of trust, probate and private wealth management work for both large, complex estates and settlements. She advises trustees on tax and estate management issues and provides advice on UK and foreign succession issues. She also regularly advises on Property and Affairs and Personal Welfare Lasting Powers of Attorney, the registration of Enduring Powers of Attorney, applications to the Office of Public Guardian and Court of Protection including tax planning and statutory will applications.
Ann holds over 70 trusteeships and also acts as executor and attorney. She has also been appointed as Deputy by the Court of Protection and as an Independent Executor and Administrator by the Court. Ann has been a Notary Public since 2001. In this capacity she advises companies and individuals on notarisation and legalisation requirements for foreign jurisdictions.
- Acting as executor in complex estates involving family disputes
- Advising clients on mental capacity issues including lifetime gift rules
- Advising clients on heritage asset tax planning
Ann joined Wedlake Bell LLP from Cumberland Ellis when the firms merged in April 2012.
Ann graduated from Durham University in 1981. She headed up Private Client at Hyde Mahon Bridges and moved to Cumberland Ellis in 2008 as the partner in charge of the Private Client Department.
Ann is a member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP), the STEP special interest group on Mental Capacity, Solicitors for the Elderly and the Notaries Society. She recently was awarded the SFE Older Client Care in Practice award.
Sweet & Maxwell has published Ann's first work, the authoritative 'Personal Chattels - Law, Practice and Tax' which gives an account of the law surrounding the ownership, transfer, and taxation of personal chattels and how the law could be amended. The book is the first and foremost work in its field.
She regularly contributes to legal journals on the whole range of private client issues including Taxation, STEP Journal, Wealth Briefing, Private Client Advisor, Solicitors Journal.
Ann has just had a book 'Financial Abuse of Older Clients: Law, Practice and Prevention' published by Bloomsbury Professional
Articles & Comment
13 Jul, 2017 | Ann Stanyer
06 Jul, 2017 | Ann Stanyer
07 Jun, 2017 | Ann Stanyer
For every instance of financial abuse that comes to light, 24 cases are thought to go unreported so, says Ann Stanyer, professional advisers have a real gatekeeper…Read More
05 Aug, 2016 | Ann Stanyer
Wealthy families should not overlook the emotional and legal complexities involved in the disposal of their valuables, write Ann Stanyer and Andrew O’Keeffe.Read More
08 Jun, 2016 | Ann Stanyer
The idea of owning fabulous art works will appeal to many but what happens to descendants who might be faced with a large inheritance tax bill? In the UK, there…Read More