Tero Pirinen

Tero is a solicitor and partner in Burley Geach having joined from a reputable Legal 500 firm. He is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and head of the private client department. Tero specialises in advising clients on lifetime UK tax and estate planning, which will often involve the preparation of complex wills and the creation of trusts to protect family assets for future generations. Tero regularly manages the administration of high value and complex estates and trusts (often containing agricultural assets), as well as providing advice on trust law and taxation issues, preparation of lasting powers of attorney and applications to the Court of Protection.

Expertise:

  • Wills, including complex drafting
  • Probate & estate administration
  • Tax & trusts
  • Inheritance tax planning (including business property relief and agricultural property relief)
  • Capital gains tax
  • Powers of attorney
  • Court of Protection work

Recent work:

  • Advice on domicile and will preparation

    Advised a non-domiciled individual with significant assets abroad as well as in the UK in connection with the preparation of her UK will, and the interaction of her domicile status with tax and succession issues.

  • Drafting wills and Agricultural and Business Property Relief

    Acted for farming clients in connection with the preparation of complex wills. Advising on issues relating to partnership law, the availability of agricultural and business property relief on farming assets and the use of trusts to preserve the land for farming by future generations.

  • Tax mitigation strategies

    Advising the executors and beneficiaries of a large estate in connection with post-death tax mitigation strategies and protecting assets from long term care fees.

Accreditations:

  • Full member of Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Personal interests:

In his spare time Tero enjoys long country walks with his family (including his energetic Labrador retriever, Otso) and is an enthusiastic gardener. He is also a keen sportsman and plays 5 a side football and badminton regularly.

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