Trusts are a valuable tool for safeguarding and controlling assets for future generations. At Clarke Mairs we can help you with the creation and running of a number of different types of trust.


  • People set up trusts for many reasons:
    • They can help to mitigate inheritance tax.
    • They can ensure assets are looked after for young and vulnerable beneficiaries.
    • They can reduce the risk that beneficiaries will lose assets, for example through divorce or bankruptcy.
    • They can provide lifetime income for one beneficiary (e.g. your spouse) whilst retaining capital for the benefit of other beneficiaries (e.g. your children, grandchildren).
    • They can shield assets from exposure to care costs.
    • They can help succession planning in family businesses.
  • Trustees have certain legal powers and duties conferred by the trust instrument and law which we can advise on.


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