Position: Managing Partner and Head of Private Client
David Edwards is a highly experienced Private Client Solicitor and an expert in working with you on strategies to protect and manage wealth and protect you and your family.
He acts for a range of clients including families, couples, single parents, elderly persons, and HNW individuals including farmers, land owners and business owners. He is also legal advisor to a number of charities, family trusts and Deputies working with the Public Guardianship Office.
He has great patience and enjoys working with clients to find the right solution for them. With over 25 years experience in family and tax planning Wills, family and charitable Trusts, Probate including many cross-border estates, Care for the Elderly he is expert with great tenacity in getting the right outcome for his clients and making sure you are looked after. His wealth of understanding ensures you are in safe hands.
For more than ten years David has worked closely with the University of Brighton and is the lead partner of this firm’s sponsorship of the Art and Architecture Faculty’s Graduate Show. He has recently been appointed one of the Ambassadors of University of Brighton.
David has been a partner in the firm since 1986 and is the firm’s Managing Partner and Head of the Private Client team. He is also a member of The Society of Estate Practitioners (STEP) the worldwide specialist grouping of Trust and Estate specialists, a member of the Agricultural Law Association and recently elected President of Sussex Law Society.
David is also a Director of DKM Wealth Limited our associated Chartered Financial Planning firm, which is lead by a Chartered Accountant. DKM Wealth is regulated by the Financial Services Authority to provide commission free expert advice on inheritance tax and investments.
"The progress you are making and the fluency of this process helps us deal better with the ongoing bereavement"
Mr B - Probate with young beneficiaries
"Friendly, efficient, personal service"
Ms T - Probate with difficult demanding clients
"Excellent! Thank you"
Mr W - Trust client with difficult ex-partner
"Thank you Virginia... You have given us all confidence and made us feel at ease with the situation, thank you..."
"Hi Virginia, Many thanks - that's brilliant! I don't know how you maintain your sanity working through all the maze of issues. I'm an accountant (although not tax!) and just looking at it all gives me a panic attack!! My sister will probably just faint!!"
"Many thanks for your amazing work"
Mr G - Probate with complex inheritance tax/capital gains tax issues
"Hi Virginia, Very much appreciate your time and effort. What a good idea to send two mortgages for signature...just in case they look at the latest request favourably!"
"Once again thank you for arranging the valuation at such short notice"
"Thank you once more for all your help during this difficult time"
"Thank you very much for getting back to me so quickly, so much appreciate your prompt attention"
Ms B - Trust management
"Thank you so much for all your help and professional service in dealing with the estate"
"I am, again, very appreciative of all your work"
Mrs A - Probate with hand written Will
"Thank you for all your help over settling the estate, it proved to be more complicated and protract6ed than we had originally envisages, but I am glad you managed to overcome the various obstacles and that it all worked out well in the end"
"I am glad to hear the estate has now been settled. It has been an onerous task and I would like to thank you for sorting out all the complications"
Mr F M - Probate - Complicated intestacy matter
"Our warm wishes and thanks for a job well done"
"Thank you very much for all the work you have done so efficiently in dealing with the administration of my mother's estate"
"thank you very much for all your work on this and the speed with which this final stage has been concluded. It is all very much appreciated."
"I should like to thank you for dealing with this matter as well as for the clarity with which everything has been set out."
"I wish I could clone you...very refreshing...a pleasure doing business with you!"
Mr H - Professional Contact
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