About Hugh

Hugh is Partner and Head of the Private Client department, based in Leeds. He is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and advises on all aspects of private client work including, inheritance tax planning, wills and succession planning, administration of estates and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

In addition, Hugh advises overseas based executors, beneficiaries, lawyers and trustee companies on all aspects of probate, re-seal of overseas probate, wills and estate administration involving cross-border issues between the UK and overseas jurisdictions (particularly New Zealand and Australia).

Hugh also provides advice to overseas advisors to new migrants moving abroad from the UK (particularly to New Zealand) on the possible UK taxation consequences that can arise from the use of a New Zealand qualifying discretionary family trust as part of their asset protection and succession planning structure.

When not at work

Hugh is a keen musician, a drummer of 25 years in fact. He is interested in motorcycles and is currently restoring a 1972 Honda CB750. He describes himself as a keen country sportsman and enjoys sports such as shooting, fishing and golf. Hugh is also a big follower of Polo both in the UK and New Zealand however he is now rediscovering the English pub after 15 years living in NZ.

Professional Societies

  • Law Society
  • STEP


  • IHT & CGT planning
  • Wills & Succession planning
  • Estate administration
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney

Sectors that Hugh is involved in:

Agriculture and Landed Estates, Agriculture and Landed Estates,

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Accreditations / Awards

“The experience I have gained in New Zealand is immediately transferable and relevant to all commercial and private clients alike and I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues and clients to help them achieve their aims.”

Hugh Thompson, Lupton Fawcett Director, Private Client Department


Qualified as a Solicitor

Joined Simpson Grierson (NZ) as a Senior Associate

Joined Anthony Harper (NZ) as Special Counsel

Joined Langleys Solicitors as a Senior Associate

Joined Lupton Fawcett as Director

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