Tim is a partner in the private client team and specialises in tax, estate planning and trust work.

He advises a broad range of clients, including trustees, entrepreneurs, landed estates and families. Tim's work covers complex succession planning, capital gains tax and inheritance tax issues, and wealth and asset structuring.

He also works with a number of family business, in particular land management and farming businesses, to advise on succession and tax structures, including partnerships, trusts and companies.

His work with landowners includes advising on the taxation and structuring of strategic land holdings and development sales, with a particular focus on equalisation arrangements in multi-landowner deals. 

He also advises the owners and managers of sporting estates on the establishment and management of sporting clubs for the purposes of the VAT exemption. 

Tim is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and regularly speaks at conferences and events.

He is also a co-host of 'Death and Taxes', the private client podcast from Burges Salmon.

Tim was named by the Legal 500 in 2022 as a Rising Star in both Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate, and Agriculture and Estates.

  • Advising on equalisation arrangements between the owners of development land and the implementation of cross option and land pooling arrangements.
  • Advising farming and land management businesses on partnership structures for tax and succession planning.
  • Advising on the tax consequences of the partition of large farming businesses between family members.
  • Advising trustees and individuals on claims for business relief and agricultural property relief for inheritance tax.
  • Advising trustees on restructuring and tax events.
  • Advising on the establishment and running of sporting clubs within the VAT exemption to manage shoots around the country.

What others say...

The team are all very personable and give good practical advice. Tim Williams, in particular, gives good, clear advice, both verbally and in writing.

Legal 500 2024