Michael Smoult

Partner & Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate Wills, Trusts & Probate

My areas of Expertise

  • Will Preparation (including asset protection and planning for disabled beneficiaries)
  • Complex Estate Administrations
  • Trusts (lifetime trusts, personal injury trusts, declaration of trust and asset protection trusts)
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications
  • Contentious Probate and Estate Disputes
  • Inheritance Tax Planning and Family Business Succession Planning

More about Michael

Mike is a Partner and Head of the Wills, Trusts & Probate Team. Mike qualified in 2010 and joined Gorvins in 2011. He was promoted to Partner in 2018. Mike is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP) with a wide range of expertise. Mike is a member of the Family Business Team and helps family businesses plan for the future. Mike is a member of the Will & Estates Dispute Team and recognised by Legal 500 for his work acting in complex estate disputes under the Inheritance Act 1975, mental incapacity and many others. Mike is also well-known for his work applying to the Court of Protection on behalf of Deputy’s to gain Court approval for completing statutory wills.

  • Testimonial

    “Service was first class from start to finish,  Mike Smoult dealt with our Wills in a first class manner and gave clear and concise guidance so we fully understood the options open to us in drafting our Wills to our specific requirements. I would have no hesitation in recommending Mike in the future as he was totally professional throughout the process”

  • Testimonial

    “Thank you so much for all your help you gave us regarding my mums will and estate and the way you helped my mum in her final months of her illness, so professional and very caring. Thank you for everything.”

  • Testimonial

    “Michael made us feel very welcome and was reassuringly sensitive and supportive throughout our journey. He also gave great advice to my husband’s parents. Thank you Michael!”

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