Amanda Simmonds

Senior Associate Solicitor – Private Client

About Amanda


Amanda advises on all aspects of Private Client work, including wills, trusts and their related documents, mental capacity issues and LPAs, administering estates and giving personal tax planning advice.  Also, as a Chartered Tax Adviser and member of STEP, Amanda specialises in complex trustee duty issues, cross border work, offshore trusts and advising Family Businesses.

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Amanda leads Lupton Fawcett’s Business Families advisory team.  Amanda is regularly recognised in Chambers for her technical knowledge on trusts and capital taxation.

Amanda is a STEP Board Director and on 1st January 2021 was appointed Deputy Worldwide Chair of STEP.  She is Deputy Chair of STEP’s Professional Standards Committee and is a Board Member responsible for  Diversity and Inclusion.  Until 2018, Amanda  sat on STEP’s Business Families Special Interest Group Steering Committee and has led STEP’s working group which produced STEP’s guidance on the video witnessing of Wills and which is reviewing STEP’s Standard Provisions for Wills and Trusts.

Amanda is a member of the CIOT’s Private Client (UK) and Private Client (International) technical subcommittees where she has been part of the teams making representations to HMRC on changes to the taxation of vulnerable beneficiaries’ trusts and to the OTS on the recent CGT reviews.

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