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Nelissa Hicks Senior Associate T:01332 497618 M:07392 081054

A trusts and estates lawyer specialising in international affairs.

For over 15 years Nelissa has been advising private individuals and business owners on a variety of tax, trust and estate matters, including the preparation of wills, ways to minimise tax liability, the creation of lasting powers of attorney and their registration, the establishment and management of trusts, succession planning and general estate administration. 

Nelissa advises international clients with property and investments in the UK on inheritance tax implications.  Nelissa also advises UK-based clients with assets abroad who need specialist inheritance tax advice, working with a network of foreign lawyers and other professionals.

Examples of how Nelissa has helped clients include:

  • creating commercial lasting powers of attorney for business owners to ensure continuity, should any one or more of them become incapacitated and facilitating the amendment of  the company’s articles of association;
  • structuring a client’s affairs to mitigate their inheritance tax liability;
  • effectively utilising the capital gains tax allowances available to estates and beneficiaries; and
  • advising on how to make provision for vulnerable beneficiaries through the mechanism of a trust.