Victoria Motley

Partner, Wills, Probate, Tax & Trusts

Victoria Motley

My awards and achievements

Victoria has worked as a private client solicitor since qualifying in 2000. She is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) an accredited member of The Association of Lifetime Lawyers (Formerly Solicitors for the Elderly) and recommended solicitor for MENCAP.

Victoria specialises in tax and estate planning for individuals and businesses and is renowned amongst clients, colleagues and referrers for her technical knowledge and experience. Her clients include many northwest based high net worth individuals, business owners and farming clients and she regularly advises on succession planning issues through Wills, Trusts and other structures and business Powers of Attorney. Victoria also has a particular expertise in trusts for the disabled and advises clients on planning for vulnerable family members.Victoria has significant experience dealing with trust work, advising settlors, trustees, and accountants on all matters relating to the setting up and ongoing administration of trusts. She also advises and deals with trust issues associated with family companies including advising on the establishment and management of Employee Ownership Trusts and trusts owning private company shareholdings as part of their corporate structures. She is also involved in advising clients on the use of Family Investment Companies as part of their wealth and succession planning.

As well as estate planning and trust administration, Victoria deals with high value or complex probate and administration of estates matters including those with complex inheritance tax issues including foreign taxation, lifetime gifting, trusts and reliefs such as business property and agricultural property reliefs.

We are very happy with the advice and friendly service that we received from Victoria Motley at Forbes Solicitors. The whole process was fully explained to us and helpful advice given in respect of drawing up wills and power of attorney documents. Everything is now finalised and went to the expected schedule.

Liz James

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