Estate & Inheritance Tax Planning Solicitors

Our Vision, Our Mission

Blackhams Solicitors advise on all aspects of UK taxation, with particular emphasis on Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning.

At Blackhams, we understand that the issue of inheritance tax is important to you, which is why we work closely with you to ensure every detail is carefully considered and planned out to minimise the liability on your estate.

The team at Blackhams will work closely with you to understand your personal circumstances and from this they will ascertain whether steps can be taken to reduce your estate’s liability. We understand that no two clients or situations are the same, therefore our Inheritance Tax advice is tailored and personalised to you and your situation. We take the time to understand what it is you need from us and the outcome you desire and we strive to make this possible.

By sensible Inheritance Tax planning, the amount payable can be greatly reduced. This is often done by careful use of various reliefs and exemptions available which are often less straightforward than they might seem at first sight. Early planning is beneficial.

Blackhams Estate and Inheritance Tax Planning services

Some of the areas in which we can provide professional advice include:

  • General estate planning and maximising Inheritance Tax reliefTax-Planning-couples
  • Domicile
  • Lifetime Gifts
  • Negotiations with HMRC
  • Creating trusts as a structure for maintaining family wealth
  • Post-death tax planning and deeds of variation
  • Transferable Nil Rate Bands

It is impossible to know what life has in store for you or what is waiting around the corner, which means it is never too early to start thinking about estate and inheritance tax planning. All you can do to create some certainty about the future is to plan ahead and take measures to protect those you love, just in case you are suddenly taken from them. To start planning for tomorrow, call or email a member of our team, who will be happy to discuss what you need and answer any questions you might have.

Mr & Mrs H from Solihull


Correspondence was clear with ‘legalise’ and we always received friendly and efficient responses to our telephone enquiries.

Mrs W from Warwick


I would like to thank Cherie for all her hard work on our estate’s behalf.  I have felt confident that we were in safe hands with her at the helm throughout this lengthy process and I am most grateful for all you have done