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Partner and Solicitor

Gráinne Staunton

“’Estate administration’ or ‘tax planning’ are not topics that many clients relish. The most crucial aspect of my role is to guide clients through their options as simply and as pragmatically as possible.”

Gráinne is a partner, solicitor, and head of the Vulnerable Clients, Probate and Wills, and Later Life Planning teams. In addition to this leadership role, Gráinne specialises in the administration of complex estates, Wills and estate planning for wealth preservation and asset protection.

Her particular area of expertise lies in succession planning for business and rural estate owners where she works closely with our Parks, Corporate and Commercial and Property teams.

Gráinne also undertakes Court of Protection work including the appointment of Deputies and Statutory Will applications and often advises on the establishment of Personal Injury Trusts to protect compensation received by successful litigants.

Training with Tozers and qualifying in 2008, Gráinne is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), the Court of Protection Practitioners Association and the Agricultural Law Association.

Grainne has also been recognised in the 2023 Legal 500 directory as the leader of the Teir 4 ranked Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate team and "an expert in inheritance tax and succession planning".


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