Private Client Division
Tax and Trust expert Steve Meredith specialises in family trusts and tax planning work for individuals, farmers and family businesses. Steve works as a Partner in mfg’s Private Client Division and is based at the Kidderminster office.
Areas of expertise:
Steve is a law graduate of Trinity College Oxford and spent six years as an officer in the Royal Navy after graduating in 1983. He subsequently qualified as a solicitor in Bristol and spent three years there in a city firm’s corporate department before moving to Abergavenny in 1995 to concentrate on trusts and tax planning work.
Steve was head of Private Client for 10 years at Gabbs & Co. Under Steve’s leadership their Private Client Department was named in the top 25 in the UK in 2010 and ranked Number 1 in Wales by Legal 500, which described Mr Meredith as “highly rated”. The firm was the only law firm in Wales in the UK Top 25.
Steve specialises in Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax planning – in particular in maximising reliefs and exemptions for farmers and other family businesses to ensure that land and wealth can be passed down to the next generation with no (or minimal) exposure to tax.
Membership of professional bodies and organisations:
Steve is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners and also one of the few solicitor members of the Institute of Taxation (CTA).
Steve’s interests (when he is not acting as taxi driver to his 4 children!) include golf, cycling and horse racing – he is a Cheltenham member. He also loves watching cricket and is a MCC member.