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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 is Head of the Private Client Department and supervises all private client law matters.

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

Appreciated the home visit if needed. John Benson ensured our wills distributed money and possessions according to our wishes in an understanding and efficient manner. He is both courteous and friendly, giving personal attention in a professional way.

John was very accommodating and explained the process clearly.

Friendly staff, always very helpful.

On the two occasions we have used Hart Reade received very good service.

Excellent service and I was made to feel confident at all times – important when I was dealing with matters at a very difficult time.

Many thanks for all your company have done for me in the past.

Everybody I spoke to were so friendly, helpful and professional, especially Mr Benson’s assistant Sam and the lady in reception.

On the two occasions, we have used Hart Reade [we] received very good service.

Excellent service and I was made to feel confident at all times – important when I was dealing with matters at a very difficult time.

Helpful, friendly and efficient.  Good service.

I had changed to Hart Reade to make it easier for my husband, as we live in Meads. The added advantage was the other part of Hart Reade in Eastbourne. Both parts were helpful and staff most welcoming and efficient.

Very pleased from inception to completion – easy comfortable, but professional approach.

Pleasant and efficient service from my first contact with my local branch right through to the accountancy department. Was particularly impressed as my business had to be completed during the time of Covid 19. I will not hesitate to contact Hart Reade again should I need any help or advice in the future.

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.

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.

Areas of practice

Support staff

Claire Money

Secretary

Pippa Harris

Legal Secretary