Ben Coulson

Ben Coulson

Lydney Oakfield Hill Street Lydney GL15 5HE


Ben is a partner in the Succession and Tax team based in Thrings’ Lydney office. Specialised in the full range of private client services, He regularly advises a wide range of individuals in relation to UK tax matters and personal estate planning affairs including advising on inheritance tax, will planning, trusts and lasting powers of attorney.

  • Tax Planning
  • Wills & Inheritance
  • Tax planning & trust
  • Wills and inheritance
  • Mental Capacities

  • Advising a professional executor on the inheritance tax position of a multi-million pound estate with significant business and agricultural assets including Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancies.
  • Identifying and facilitating a large professional negligence claim, brought on behalf of an executor, as the underlying issue had caused the estate a very large inheritance tax liability.
  • Providing advice to the trustees of a discretionary trust on a decision to distribute the assets of the trust, following a potential challenge from a discretionary beneficiary.
  • Administering a discretionary will trust that has numerous income, capital gains and inheritance tax issues.
  • Advising clients with assets in France on European Union Regulations and their interactions with English and French succession law.