Richard Pollock has a broad legal practise, advising a wide range of clients on (often overlapping) matters of Estate and Succession Planning; Trusts and related taxation; Estate and Trust Administration. Richard acts as a trustee, an executor, an attorney and a Deputy for many clients of the firm.

Richard has particular expertise in Court of Protection matters, acting as a Member of the Court of Protection’s Panel of professional Deputies.


Richard has acted for a large number of high net worth clients over his 25 years in practise, often with complex assets and/or family dynamics.

He will often advise on family succession and ultimately administration of the relevant family estate. Clients are often drawn from the farming or business communities and Richard has a deep understanding of the issues relevant to such clients.

Richard has acted for substantial numbers of clients under the supervision of the Court of Protection, both as a Court appointed Deputy, and an Attorney. He has very wide experience of the issues affecting protected parties and is an unstinting advocate for vulnerable clients.

Richard is a former chair of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) for the West of England branch and has been repeatedly recommended in Chambers and Partners UK and now in the Chambers High Net Worth Guide.

Notable Private Client cases

  • Succession Planning

    Advising numerous farming clients on succession and estate planning issues, including on farm partnerships and separate businesses, on recurring issues such as Agricultural and Business Property Reliefs from Inheritance Tax, potential 1975 Act and estoppel issues and appropriate Wills, Trusts and other arrangements.

  • Estate Administration

    Advising the executors of a substantial farming landed estate on Estate and Trust Law matters, to include claiming substantial Agricultural Property Relief and liaising with HMRC on these issues.

  • Trust Administration

    Advising the trustees of a long-running family trust on both its principal trusts and the trusts of various specific sub-funds on related trusts.

  • Court of Protection

    Advising the protected party where they had received inadequate provision under their late parents’ Wills. Successfully challenging the Will and overseeing introduction of trust arrangements in their favour.

Client Testimonials

Thank you so much for the most clear guidance and advice.


I cannot thank you enough for your kindness, consideration and the way you carried out my wishes.


Thank you for all the help you have provided for my wife and myself it has lifted a great weight from our shoulders and to know that everything has a been sorted out for us and our niece for the future.


Your help and support is of the greatest value to me. I feel that you really care.


We would both like to thank you for the very kind, efficient and patient way in which you have helped us to sort out our Wills.


Many thanks again for your help which is much appreciated. I will continue to use your good services in the future as the need arises.


Thank you very much for guiding me courteously and competently through the twisting passages towards probate.


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