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Tim Snaith

Position: Partner

Core Areas: Private Client

Legal 500 - Recommended Lawyer 2017Tim is Partner in Winckworth Sherwood’s Private Client team, regularly advising on trusts, estates and succession planning (including the many tax issues that arise with the same, along with the problems presented by the loss of mental capacity). 

Tim was recently named as one of the UK's top 35 private client lawyers under the age of 35.Top 35 Under 35

With a diverse client base including individuals, trustees, beneficiaries and executors, his clients are both UK-based and those with connections abroad. Tim often works alongside other professionals of other disciplines such as accountants, investment managers and independent financial advisers.

He has particular expertise in setting up philanthropic and charitable structures.

Tim also advises on contentious probate work, including disputes over wills and trusts, and Inheritance Act claims.



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Recent experience

  • Advising a wealthy non-UK resident and non-UK domiciliary family with UK succession planning, including advising on the structuring of their UK property portfolio. The work involved working alongside domestic and oversea advisors to ensure the planning and advice dovetailed appropriately.
  • Providing strategic advice in relation to a complex probate where the assets include unlisted company holdings and partnership assets; thereafter working with the family and executors to facilitate an exit from the holdings on terms that secured the family’s long term financial needs.
  • Advising an executor in respect of concerns held about the on-going administration of an estate in which they were involved. This required a review and analysis of the work undertaken to date and the provision of strategic advice as to how the position might be resolved.
  • Creating, registering and advising on the administration of a charitable trust for a client that wished to establish his own charitable foundation into which he could donate a significant part of his wealth during his lifetime and in the event of his death. The idea was to involve his children early on in their lives, working as a family to shape the future grant making policy.

Professional memberships

Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Law Society of England & Wales

Charity Law Association

Tim also has a masters in Engineering

Work history

2016 to present, Partner, Winckworth Sherwood

2010 to 2016, Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

2008 to 2010, Trainee Solicitor, Winckworth Sherwood

Personal interests

Tim is a keen skier, cycler and open water swimmer. He has hiked the Haute Route from Chamonix to Zermatt and competed in the 5km Monte Cristo Challenge swimming race in Marseille.

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