John Benson

Specialist areas of expertise

Tax planning through appropriate use of trusts, financial services products and maximising allowances. Wills, Power of Attorney and probate, administration of estates.


John joined Hart Reade as a trainee solicitor in 1992, qualifying in 1994 and became a partner in 1996. John heads our Private Client Department.


John combines good technical knowledge with an ability to present complicated options in a clear and concise way.


John looks to take time to understand the issues clients are facing with a view to providing solutions that are efficient and flexible where possible.

Other information

John’s young family take up most of his time outside of the office. When time allows he enjoys swimming, tennis and travel.


“Some years ago, my late husband and I decided to employ Hart Reade as they are a well known, long established local legal firm and I have since been very satisfied with their services and advice.”

“I received excellent professional, friendly help.  Would be most happy to recommend Hart Reade to friends, especially John Benson”.

“Over this and other matters John has given good common sense advice”.

“We were very surprised as to the ease of the whole process, and most thankful to John Benson”.

“Once again thank you for a very efficient, prompt and courteous service given from all people I came in contact with.”

“The service I received was excellent in all respects.”

“We are extremely satisfied. Thank you.”

“We would like to thank all concerned for the help they gave us at a very sad time. The service was excellent.”

“I am very pleased with care and attention given me – it could not have been any better.”

“A most professional service. Excellent briefing and attention to detail.”

“I have always used Hart Reade for my legal service and will continue to do so.  Mr Benson explained things fully and responded to all requests – excellent service which I trust completely – thank you very much.”

“Most helpful and courteous.”

“Everyone on the staff was welcoming and professional.  From your receptionist onwards I felt my affairs to be in good hands.  Mr Benson explained things to me and the matter was expected to be finished by Christmas which it has been; fees were accurately quoted so I knew exactly what to expect.  I would confidently recommend your firm to others.  I am sure they would receive the same care and consideration.”

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Sam Browning
Sam Browning
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Claire Money
Claire Money
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