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John Benson

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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.

Background

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.

Strengths

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

Approach

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.

For health reasons I wanted my Will prepared as soon as possible and I was pleased it was.

First class service at all times.

The update of my Will was executed in a very professional manner and within a very short-space of time.

Considering coronavirus restrictions, it all went through fairly efficiently!

Efficient and courteous service.

Excellent service, friendly and professional help.  Thank you very much.

The matters, Wills and lasting powers of attorney were dealt with in a professional and competent manner and we have no hesitation in recommending this firm to other people.

As always has been the case ,we have been entirely satisfied with the help, understanding and efficient manner in which all our legal matters have been dealt with by John.

Very quick and efficient service.  Support staff excellent.

Mr Benson has a very straight forward and approachable personality and deals with matters in a very pleasant way.

Hart Reade always helpful and efficient during the past decades.

“Mr Benson was efficient, friendly and a very good listener – also very helpful.”

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

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

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

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.

Areas of practice

Support staff

Sam Browning

Secretary

Claire Money

Secretary