Ben joined the firm in September 2011 and qualified as a solicitor in 2015. He was educated locally at Spalding Grammar School, before obtaining his law degree from the University of Leicester and completing the Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School.
Ben’s focus is primarily on the provision of lifetime estate planning advice, business succession and tax. His work regularly involves the preparation of and advice concerning Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney; partnership agreements and amendments; trust creation, alteration, and administration.
Ben frequently collaborates with other advisors at Roythornes, accountants and tax advisors, and his tax advisory work typically includes Stamp Duty Land Tax (in particular partnership SDLT, but also for our developer clients on acquisitions and on company reorganisations); Inheritance Tax (in connection with his estate planning work); Corporation and Capital Gains Tax (for example, on the disposal of land for development, or on the disposal or reorganisation of a business) and VAT (TOGCs).
Ben sits on the committees for Peterborough Young Professionals and Spalding Young Professionals.