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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.

"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

"He's extremely balanced and experienced - that's what you want in a family solicitor. He tells you the bad news as well as the good and you know you can rely on him."

Chambers UK 2014 - Private Client

"Peers and clients alike consider John Lane to be an "incredible" practitioner. He deals with probate, trust, estate and tax matters."

Chambers UK 2013 - Private Client

Key facts

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

Qualifications

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

Interests

  • 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

Email john.lane@rollits.com

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