James qualified in 2004 and joined Weightmans in August 2012. He has a particular specialism in inheritance tax planning via Will planning and lifetime planning. He also advises clients in respect of Lasting Powers of Attorney and dealing with deputyship applications.

James is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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Insights Weightmans' pre-budget predictions

In George Osborne’s utopia, UK Plc’s accounts would be in the black by 2019/20 by making £12bn worth of social security savings.

Insights New inheritance rules came into force on 1 October 2014 for people who don’t have a will

New inheritance rules have introduced a number of new rights and regulations affecting spouses/civil partners, unmarried fathers and adopted…

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James Knowles is 'very approachable and knowledgeable and is willing to go that extra mile for his clients'. Legal 500 2017

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James Knowles is 'very approachable and knowledgeable and is willing to go that extra mile for his clients'.

Legal 500 2017

‘Keenly focused on the relevant issues and their impact on clients’.

Legal 500 2016
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