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Stephen Patch: A Partner at Howes Percival and a Specialist in Estate Planning
Stephen Patch is a partner at Howes Percival, a leading law firm in the UK. He is based in Cambridge and works in the private client department, focusing on agriculture and estates, wills, probate, tax and trusts. He has extensive experience in advising high net worth individuals, business owners, farmers and professional sportspeople on complex matters of estate planning, succession planning, tax planning, powers of attorney and estate administration.
Stephen is recognised as a top-ranked lawyer in Chambers High Net Worth 2022, where he is praised for his clear advice, approachable manner and commercial awareness. He is also recommended by The Legal 500 as a very amenable and approachable lawyer. He is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners), the global professional association for practitioners who specialise in family inheritance and succession planning.
Stephen joined Howes Percival in 2022 as a partner, after working at Shoosmiths, Woodfines, Taylor Vinters and Greenwoods. He qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and became an associate in 2007. He was promoted to partner in 2017. He holds a law degree from the University of East Anglia and completed his Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.
Stephen is passionate about helping his clients achieve their personal and financial goals through effective estate planning. He is able to navigate them through complex legal issues in simple English, with his friendly and professional style putting them at ease. He is able to offer both practical and commercial advice to his clients, often becoming their trusted adviser and first point of contact.
Some of the recent matters that Stephen has handled include:
Advising a farmer on the succession of his farming business and land to his children, involving the creation of trusts, wills and partnership agreements.
Advising a professional footballer on his tax and estate planning, including setting up trusts for his children and spouse, drafting wills and powers of attorney.
Advising a business owner on the sale of his company and the tax implications for his estate, including restructuring his wills and trusts to maximise reliefs and exemptions.
Advising an elderly couple on their long-term care planning, including reviewing their assets, income and expenditure, drafting wills and powers of attorney.
Administering the estate of a high net worth individual who died intestate, involving tracing beneficiaries, dealing with foreign assets and tax issues.
If you are looking for expert advice on estate planning or any other private client matters, you can contact Stephen Patch at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him on 01223 791002 or 07544 657908. You can also visit his profile on Howes Percival's website or connect with him on LinkedIn. ec8f644aee