Lorna Fairbairn

Lorna Fairbairn

Lorna Fairbairn



DMH Stallard (London)
6 New Street Square
New Fetter Lane

Lorna also works out of our Brighton office. If you would like to contact her at this location please call +44 (0)1273 744220

Client quote

"Dealing with Lorna has been a welcome relief. She remains calm, professional and amazingly unbiased in her dealing with this case."

Robert Scanlon, Private Client, London

Lorna is Head of the private client department and is involved in the full range of private client matters including the administration of Trusts, administration of Estates and preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorneys.

Lorna advises clients on creation of trusts, if appropriate e.g. for personal injury settlements, and on pension benefits. She also advises clients who are business owners in relation to safeguarding their business assets to future generations including advising on Inheritance Tax mitigation through BPR, life time exemptions, PETs and interplay with Capital Gains Tax liabilities and possible reliefs such as Entrepreneurs Relief, which included liaising with clients’ other advisers such as accountants and IFAs for a joined up approach.

She qualified as a solicitor in 1987.

Recent work examples

  • The Deceased died intestate following the rejection of two Wills considered to be invalid by the Probate Registry. We advised the administrator of the Estate in respect of a claim brought by the Deceased’s carer of the deceased for Proprietary Estoppel over the Deceased’s property
  • Advised on Lasting Powers of Attorney and drafted a Will for a man left unable to speak following a stroke
  • Advised in a cross border case, resulting in an Inhertance Tax saving of up to £6m
  • Advised a client in respect of an application under s116 Senior Courts Act 1981 to the Probate Registry in relation to passing over a named executor and an application for the appointment of a new trustee of the Trust of the 50% interest in the property, following the disappearance of the named trustee

Lorna's memberships and associations

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
  • STEP Advanced Certificate for UK tax for International Clients

Personal Awards

Legal 500 2020 (Recommended Lawyer)
  • Brighton Office

    1 Jubilee Street


    East Sussex

    BN1 1GE

  • Gatwick Office

    Griffin House

    135 High Street


    West Sussex

    RH10 1DQ

  • Guildford Office

    Wonersh House

    The Guildway

    Old Portsmouth Road



    GU3 1LR

  • Horsham Office

    Ridgeland House

    15 Carfax


    West Sussex

    RH12 1DY

  • London Office

    6 New Street Square

    New Fetter Lane


    EC4A 3BF

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