Alan Gollop

Alan Gollop

Job Title

Case Worker

Direct Number

01903 706963

Email Address

Fax

01903 229172

Department/s

Wills, Trusts and Probate Services

Alan Gollop

Overview

I am a probate practitioner and part of the Private Client Team, with over 20 years’ experience of dealing with the administration of estates and trusts. I predominantly assist clients with estates and trusts in England and Wales, but can also assist and advise clients where the deceased has assets worldwide.

Although I am not a solicitor, I bring to Bennett Griffin a wealth of technical and practical knowledge from my experience administering estates with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group.

 

Recent Cases

Advising a client executor where one of the beneficiaries of an estate has an Individual Voluntary Arrangement (IVA).  Corresponding with IVA administrator on the executor’s behalf to ascertain how much is owed by the beneficiary, and settling the debt on their behalf from the share of the estate the beneficiary is entitled to.

A client administrator sought my advice where the partner was occupying the deceased’s property, but the partner had no entitlement to the property under the deceased’s intestacy.  I provided advice and assistance to firstly try and resolve the matter amicably with the partner, but when this proved not possible, I assisted the client with having the partner (trespasser) removed so the executor could conclude the administration of the estate.

Areas of Expertise

Reducing IHT by maximizing the reliefs and exemptions available.

Advising clients on beneficiary disputes

Foreign assets and Grants, and resealing England & Wales Grants overseas.

Advice on Capital Gains Tax in estates and ways to mitigate/eliminate

Tracing beneficiaries who can’t be easily located, or evidencing the death(s)

Deeds of Variation

Memberships

Lexology

Today’s Wills and Probate

STEP forum

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Client Testimonials