Adrian Bell


Private Client

Specialisms include inheritance tax planning, wills, trusts, estate administration and powers of attorney.

Adrian started his legal career in 1978 at Woolley, Bevis and Diplock and worked there for eight years. During this time he qualified as a Legal Executive.

He joined Griffith Smith in 1986, qualifying in 1990. He obtained additional qualifications during the mid 1990s in financial planning and portfolio management which give him a good oversight into financial matters for individuals and trusts.

Adrian joined DMH Stallard in 2022.

Recent articles


The Flexible Life Interest Trust: a modern estate planning solution

A FLIT is often used when there is a second marriage and is sometimes described as the ‘ideal modern family trust’. We explain the advantages and disadvantages of using one.



Taper Relief: a way to ease the tax burden of lifetime gifts made before the final curtain call

Michael Derrick explains what taper relief is, illustrates how it works and highlights the IHT savings that can be achieved.


Media spotlight

DMH Stallard noted as one of the best firms for championing women writes about the number of female professionals ranked in leading legal directory Legal500, with DMH Stallard holding 14 rankings across 20+ departments in the latest edition.



Controversy surrounds remote Will witnessing amidst rising inheritance disputes

The once lawful practice of remotely witnessing Wills is to be removed due to a surge in contentious inheritance disputes