Home > Trust Types

Trust Types

Trusts are very flexible structures, but the most widely used applications are:

  1. Asset Protection Trusts: Using Trusts to preserve wealth for future generations, to direct how this will be passed on and to alleviate a concern that potential creditors could claim on them in the future, although care must be taken in all cases to ensure that no transfers of property into trust are made in such a way as to prejudice any known creditor claims.
  2. Will Trusts: in the past, married couples would write assets into trust in order to access their inheritance tax allowance.  Whilst no longer required from a tax perspective, this type of trust ensures that the Testator can decide how assets will be passed on in the future (there is often a concern that the surviving spouse could re-marry and divert wealth away from the children).
  3. Trusts for children: To manage wealth or assets that may have been passed to children
  4. Trusts for vulnerable beneficiaries: These could be for children, or for beneficiaries with disability.
  5. Employee Benefit Trusts: These are usually set up by companies for their employees.
  6. Excluded Property Trusts: For non-UK domiciliary clients, these are used to hold offshore assets outside the scope of UK inheritance tax.

Trusts can be used to achieve most objectives – they are very flexible with a skilled draftsman.

1 Step 1

Quick Quote

Your Nameyour full name
Contact Number
Post Codeyour full name
Your Messagemore details
0 /


Why should you use us?

Edward Hands and Lewis have been in business for well over 100 years and we understand our client's needs. Here are a few reasons why you should use us.
  • Map and Double Pin Icon National Locations

    Edward Hands and Lewis is now a nationally-acclaimed body. For over a hundred years Edward Hands and Lewis has been an established solicitors in the Leicestershire area, but now we have branched out across the UK.

  • Stopwatch Icon Quick Response

    At Edward Hands and Lewis we pride ourselves on our quick response time and there are several ways you can get in touch, whatever the method, we will make sure we get back to you as soon as we can and get to work on your case.

  • Coffee Cup Icon Free Initial Assessment

    We offer a free initial assessment so you know that you have found the right people for the job. Contact us and no matter what your enquiry is about, we will find the right person to deal with your case.

  • Magnifying Glass Icon Transparent Pricing

    We make our prices fully transparent so our clients know exactly what they’re paying for throughout the process. We also offer fixed-fee services so you know the full costs from the outset.

  • Wrapped Present with Bow Icon Personal Approach

    Our solicitors are approachable and helpful and understand that legal undertakings can be incredibly stressful. We pride ourselves on excellent client service which has been recognised year on year by our Lexcel accreditation.

  • Clock Face Icon Out of Hours

    We know you may not be available within standard working hours, which is why we make ourselves available for out of hours appointments.

  • Magnifying Glass Icon Languages we speak

    At Edward Hands and Lewis several of our specialists are multi-lingual in the following languages: Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu, Gujarati, Serbo-Croation, French, Italian, German, Swedish. For any other languages, the services of translators may be appropriate.

  • Wrapped Present with Bow Icon Award winning team

    At Edward Hands and Lewis we have an award winning team to deliver legal services to you. Our solicitors and support teams have won awards for their expertise and business acumen and continue to deliver excellence in the profession.

Map and pin icon
Sign up to our newsletter
  ERROR: 8 - CURL error: