Lisa-Jane Howes

Partner and Head of Wills, Estates, Tax and Trusts


Lisa-Jane is a partner at our Lincoln office and head of department for our private client team, dealing with Wills, estates, tax and trusts.

Lisa-Jane acts for High Net Worth clients with complex estates, particularly those involving business and agricultural assets. She is a pension trustee of a Staff Pension Scheme, advises on private client issues for contentious probate matters, and takes on a management and consultancy role within the Firm, leading the private client team across all Wilkin Chapman offices.

She specialises in:

  • Inheritance Tax and Administration of estates
  • Inheritance Tax planning
  • Agricultural Property Relief and Business Property Relief
  • Pensions in a Trustee capacity


Lisa-Jane has over 20 years' experience in dealing with wills, inheritance tax planning, trusts and probates and is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

She is also a Level 2 LIVES Responder for Lincolnshire.

Her career started when she graduated from Oxford Brookes University (1992), then qualifying at the College of Law in Chester (1994), achieving a distinction for the Legal Practice Course. She took on a training contract within the Lincolnshire Crown Prosecution Service in 1996, and then worked at Eversheds (Nottingham), Tax Department, before joining Wilkin Chapman in 2001.

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What our customers say about Lisa-Jane Howes

"Extremely good and very organised"

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Chambers 2018

"Lisa is excellent for big estates and wealthy landowners."

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High Net Worth guide

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