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Ian Flavell


T: 01789 206133 or 07983 446801


I was admitted as a solicitor in 1983 and joined Lodders in 2011 as a partner in the Private Client team. I specialise in a range of private client matters, including estate and tax planning, trusts and wills – in particular, succession planning – which often means handing on assets to the next generation in a timely and economic way. I also advise on the taxation of heritage property assets, that have been given a tax exemption because of their historical, architectural or artistic interest.

I have been recognised in Chambers & Partners as being a notable practitioner in the field of Agriculture & Rural Affairs, having been noted for my focus on trusts and estates practice work for farming clients – “a nice guy who is strong on tax matters.”

What do you most enjoy about your job?

Hopefully finding a simple and effective solution to what appears to be (for a client) a complicated and insoluble problem.

What sort of clients do you work with?

Mostly farming and landowning families.

When did you start at Lodders? Any interesting past employers?

I have been Lodders since 2011, before that I spent 21 years at a well-known firm in Birmingham, and I started my legal career in London.

Have you always worked in the legal sector? If not, what did you do before?

Before I started my legal career I spent some time farming abroad.

Are you a member of any societies, committees or organisations either at work or externally?

I sit on the Warwickshire committee of the Country Land & Business Association (CLA), and I was chairman of this committee between 2016 and 2018. Before I became chairman I spent five years on the CLA taxation committee, which sits in London. I am also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), a body that brings together lawyers, accountants and others who work in the private client field. STEP now has over 10,000 members, of which I am member 414, so I joined quite early on. I am also a member of the Agricultural Law Association.

Any interesting qualifications?

As well as a Bachelor of Laws degree from Exeter University, I also have a Master’s degree in Agricultural Law from De Montford University Leicester.

Prompt to respond to queries and working tenaciously to settle problems. He is an excellent communicator in explaining matters to clients
Chambers and Partners Guide to the UK Legal Profession

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