Gemma Hughes

Gemma Hughes


Head of the Private Client Team




Gemma is a Partner and Head of the Private Client Team at Mackrell.Solicitors.  Her practice focuses on estate administration, Wills, trust administration and Court of Protection work.

Her wealth of technical knowledge and practical experience ensure that her clients are given the best possible advice and service.

Gemma’s particular expertise is in the administration of both simple and complex estates, including post-death inheritance tax savings.

She is a full member of Solicitors for the Elderly and is trained to provide advice to older or vulnerable clients in a way that puts them at ease when considering their sometimes complex and life changing issues.

She advises on and prepares client-focused Wills, often including trusts for vulnerable beneficiaries, life interest trusts and nil rate band discretionary trusts.  In addition, Gemma advises on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection Deputyship applications.

Professional qualifications and memberships

  • Solicitor, England and Wales
  • Full Member of Solicitors for the Elderly
  • Associate Member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Recent work

  • Successfully obtaining consent from HMRC for a late application to claim the Transferable Nil Rate Band;
  • Successfully saving beneficiaries over £100,000 in tax by applying reliefs and tax efficient documents to their affairs;
  • Wills and powers of attorney and also declarations of trust where one party contributions an equal amount to another to the purchase of a property and wants everyone’s interests to be protected