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Simon Cook

Simon Cook LLB (Hons), TEP


I am a partner and head of the firm’s highly-regarded wills, trusts & probate team.

With 30 years’ experience in the field, I specialise in complex estate and tax planning, lifetime trusts and vulnerable beneficiaries, and the creation and administration of personal injury trusts.

I am rated in independent national guides, The Legal 500 and Chambers UK.

Click here to listen to my recent interview on Radio Winchcombe online, covering issues around capacity and lasting powers of attorney.

T 01242 542911 E

Key skills

I can help with:

  • the administration of estates, including very high value estates and those with cross-border issues
  • tax planning (lifetime and post-death)
  • succession planning for people in business
  • creation and administration of trusts
  • all aspects of elderly client work, including planning for funding of care home fees
  • powers of attorney along with LPAs and deputyships
  • Court of Protection applications.

Experience highlights

  • I have wide experience in advising clients, often generations of families, with complex estates, recognising the need for tax planning for different family generations
  • Administration of a £20 million estate including advice on agricultural property relief and business property relief issues, with lengthy negotiations with HMRC
  • Set up and provide ongoing assistance with the administration of a large personal injury trust
  • Administration of a large estate including overseas assets, contentious issues, private company shares and the opportunity to pass assets through a trust to potentially save a significant amount of inheritance tax
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  • "Simon Cook has 'in-depth knowledge and combines a professional manner with a friendly reassuring approach, which gives clients confidence that they are in good hands'"
    The Legal 500 UK
  • "Simon Cook "is very bright and friendly. He has great empathy with clients which really makes him stand out"."
    Chambers UK
  • "Group head Simon Cook is "excellent in dealing with a range of issues surrounding inheritance tax.""
    The Legal 500 UK
  • "Simon Cook's professionalism, efficiency and friendly manner very quickly put any concerns away. "
    Client feedback
  • "He has always been the most helpful. He explains the legal jargon and I have complete trust in him."
    Chambers High Net Worth
  • "I really appreciate the efficiency and friendliness with which you and your team have handled this complicated and long-drawn-out process. Thank you very much."
    Client feedback
  • The Legal 500 recommended lawyer 2020
  • The Legal 500 recommended lawyer 2021
  • The Legal 500 recommended lawyer 2022

Simon Cook LLB (Hons), TEP can help you with a range of services

Wills, trusts & probate
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Asset protection & trusts
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Creating a will
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Elderly & vulnerable people
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Protecting your business interests
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Inheritance & trust disputes
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