Peter is a solicitor with over 30 years’ experience. He is Legal 500 recommended and specialises in Inheritance and Capital Gains Tax planning; Will drafting and all aspects of trust and estate administration.
As a member of the firm’s specialist contentious inheritance team he also advises upon disputes concerning Wills and trusts. Peter provides a full range of advice services to the elderly including powers of attorney, court of protection matters, long term care issues and asset protection.
An Inland Revenue Officer before qualifying as a solicitor, Peter also advises on personal capital tax planning issues in corporate transactions including sales of owner managed businesses, shareholder agreements and the structuring of private businesses generally.
Peter is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is a former Chairman of the STEP Thames Valley Branch and has recently served a three year term on the STEP Council Worldwide and on the STEP England & Wales Regional Committee, where he represented the Thames Valley, Birmingham and Gloucestershire and Wiltshire branches. He is also a member of The Law Society Private Client Section and of Solicitors for the Elderly.
"Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors’s houses one of the 'best client-orientated' private client practice in the Thames Valley. The department, headed by Peter McGeown and Stephanie Rose advise clients on administration of estates and trusts, the preparation and drafting of Wills, codicils and lifetime disposals, in addition to cross-border tax and estate planning. McGeown is particularly experienced in inheritance and capital gains tax planning". Legal 500 – 2020 Edition
"The 'excellent' Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors has ‘exceptional industry knowledge’ and is ‘consistent in its service delivery, with no surprises or missed deadlines’. ‘Knowledgeable and helpful’ head of tax planning, wills and probate Peter McGeown's 'approach is sensible, straightforward and thorough'. McGeown specialises in inheritance and capital gains tax planning, will drafting and all aspects of trust and estate administration, and has a significant involvement with the firm’s specialist contentious inheritance team". Legal 500 - 2018/19 Edition
“Praised for providing a ‘reliable’ service, Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors has recently advised high-net-worth individuals on a range of cross-border matters, including protecting business assets, tax matters, and estate planning and administration. The ‘helpful and knowledgeable’ Peter McGeown leads the team”. – Legal 500 – 2017 Edition
“Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors’ team provides ‘an excellent, personalised service; nothing is too much trouble’. Peter McGeown and Stephanie Rose are ‘committed, proactive and approachable’”. Legal 500 – 2016 Edition
“Clifton Ingram LLP Solicitors’ team provides ‘sound and practical advice, excellent response times and fair value for money’. Peter McGeown and Stephanie Rose are ‘efficient, friendly and approachable’ “ Legal 500 – 2015 Edition
“At Clifton Ingram LLP, team head Peter McGeown and Stephanie Rose attract widespread praise for their trusts expertise” Legal 500 – 2014 Edition
“Clifton Ingram LLP’s team is led by Peter McGeown. He is notable for his expertise in inheritance matters, including on the contentious side, and also advises on capital gains tax planning” Legal 500 – 2013 Edition
Peter McGeown is based out of Clifton Ingram's Wokingham office.
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Thanks to both, Alison and Kelly, for all your help throughout the process. The way you dealt with my case was just what I needed in times of stress. I will not hesitate to use you in future for any other matters and I will recommend your firm to anyone that needs it.
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