John Lane is head of the private capital department. He has specialised for 30 years in personal tax, trust, probate and charity work with a particular emphasis on estate planning landed estates and trusteeships and acts as a trustee to a large number of trusts including acting as a court appointed trustee.


"He is a good trust practitioner." and "he is mature, capable and good to work with. He knows his stuff."

High Net Worth 2020/21 - Private Wealth Law

"a very measured and sensible lawyer, and a good person to refer a client to."

Chambers UK 2017 - Private Client

"At Rollits LLP, the 'outstanding' John Lane's team focuses on providing estate-planning advice to high-net-worth individuals."

UK Legal 500 2015 edition

Key facts

  • Qualified: October 1988
  • Joined Firm: May 1993
  • Partner: May 1993


  • LLB, University of London, King's College (1982-1985)
  • AKC, TEP


  • Country Sports, Travel, Theatre, Jazz, playing the Saxophone badly; Alpaca Husbandry; Spinning
  • Governor and Vice Chairman of the Silcoates Foundation
  • Member of the Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)
  • Member of the Charity Law Association
  • Member of the Law Society's Probate Section

Contact details

John Lane

Direct dial +44 (0) 1904 688506

Mobile +44 (0) 7909 996489


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