Laura Fahy

Senior Solicitor
Department Wills, Estates, Tax & Trusts

About Laura

Office location: Beverley


Laura has vast experience in preparing complex Wills and trusts and advises on all areas of probate including estates, tax and trusts. She also provides tax planning and bespoke trust advice to farmers, business owners and high net worth individuals. 

A member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), Laura is internationally recognised as an expert in her field, with proven qualifications and experience.

Laura has over 14 years’ experience within our wills, estates, tax and trusts department at Wilkin Chapman. She qualified as a solicitor in 2009, having graduated from Northumbria University with a first-class honours degree in Law (LLB).

Key specialisms 

Advice to farmers

Laura deals with complex trusts and estates for farming clients, including claims for agricultural property relief and business property relief, claims for loss relief on sale of shares and/or property, and claims for the residence nil rate band.  

Advice to insolvency practitioners

She also provides specialist legal advice to insolvency practitioners on administering a deceased person’s estate for the benefit of the bankruptcy estate. This is a niche area of expertise where she works closely with insolvency practitioners to realise the deceased’s estate and if necessary, make a passing over application, in order for the estate to be distributed and the bankruptcy estate to be concluded. 

This can involve complex applications, such as:

  • Passing over executors / administrators under S.116 Senior Courts Act 1981

  • Applications for Grants of Administration de Bonis non

  • Removal of executors / administrators.


Send Laura an enquiry

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