Director Tax & Trusts
Heading up the Trust and Tax team, Michael specialises in capital tax planning. His particular area of expertise is in inheritance tax planning for farmers and landowners and entrepreneurs.
Originally qualifying in accountancy, Michael decided at an early stage in his career that he wanted to specialise in capital tax planning. Realising the considerable opportunities to pursue his interest in a legal practice with a strong private client department, Michael joined Thrings in 1981. He has overseen the dramatic expansion of the firm's involvement in capital tax planning and trust administration, both in terms of expanding the client base and raising levels of expertise.
Michael is a Vice-President and immediate past chairman of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). STEP is committed to securing the highest standards of practice in trust and estate work from members, and the STEP qualification is widely regarded as the gold standard for practitioners. Michael has been a member of the Society since 1995 and serves on numerous STEP committees.