Rupert Wilkinson


“Wilkinson has been very impressive and collaborative. He comes across as a person who is very knowledgeable about this practice area.”

Chambers HNW, 2023

“Rupert is extremely good. He is not only technically sound but is also good at explaining things. His client relationships are good; he is empathetic and always provides clear solutions. I have never once had a problem with him; he is responsive, nice to deal with and top-notch.”

Chambers HNW, 2023

“Rupert is a superb trust law specialist. He is experienced, knowledgeable, and you could not wish to deal with anyone nicer or more courteous on a matter.”

Chambers HNW, 2022

Rupert is a private client lawyer in our Tax & Trusts team. His work is primarily planning with trusts and wills, with the tax effects of planning options an important consideration. His clients are mostly individuals, trustees, and executors.  He also acts for companies and partnerships on trust and tax matters with a 'private client' element. Rupert spent ten years working at Farrer and Co. in London, before moving to Wiltshire to work at Wilsons in 2011. He now splits his time between Wilsons' London and Salisbury offices. Rupert became a partner in May 2015.

Part of Rupert's work has a foreign dimension, whether it is acting for a UK based client who owns assets outside the UK, an international client with UK assets, or in some cases, international clients with trusts but no personal connection to the UK.  He also acts for clients who are planning to come to the UK on a regular basis and want to ensure they are UK tax compliant.

Recent highlights

  • Working with a number of family offices to advise on trust matters, intergenerational transfers, and the coordination of advice from other departments within the firm;
  • Estate planning including wills, trusts and a charitable trust for an entrepreneurial husband and wife with philanthropic ambitions;
  • Providing international trust advice to a middle eastern family with interests in multiple jurisdictions;
  • Assisting a family from the far east on UK probate, property, and estate planning complications;
  • Settling a complex entrepreneurs relief claim with HMRC.


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