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Val Bown

Partner Wills, Trusts & Probate

My areas of Expertise

  • Preparation of Wills
  • Inheritance tax planning
  • Succession planning for family businesses
  • Advising on contentious trusts and estates
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Court of Protection applications

More about Valerie

Val joined Gorvins in 1997 and is a Partner in the Wills, Trusts & Probate department.She is a member of the Society of Trusts & Estate Practitioners (STEP), and also acts as Attorney for clients whose mental disabilities prevent them from managing their own affairs.Val's particular specialisms includeacting as co-trustee alongside clients in numerous family trusts holding substantial assets including unquoted shares, advising on tax reliefs, administering estates which include the nil-rate-band discretionary trust and loan scheme, preparing tax planning Wills for clients with substantial estates, including family business.

  • Testimonial

    “Valerie is compassionate yet sensible when having to make difficult decisions.” Legal 500

  • Testimonial

    “I would like to thank you very much for your professional services. You would have realised when I first consulted you, that, having no family, I was in some confusion about what I should do. I am grateful for the time and experience you gave me which have helped clarify these issues.” Christine Wilson from Bramhall

  • Testimonial

    “Valerie is a respected private client practitioner who is dependable and inspires confidence” Chambers & Partners

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