Fiona Thomas is our Managing Partner. Fiona has a Degree in French and Spanish and attended The College of Law, Guildford. Fiona specialises in Private Client work and complex estate administration and has over 17 years experience in this area of work, in particular:
- Inheritance Tax Planning,
- Administration of complex Estates,
- Preparation and Registration of Lasting Powers of Attorney
- Preparation of Wills, particularly with complex family and business arrangements
- Preparation and administration of Trusts
Fiona’s current areas of work include highly complex Estate administration which includes a significant Property Portfolio, Art, the management of a Solicitor’s Practice and various Trusts. Fiona particularly enjoys Succession Planning for farming clients and advising families in general in respect of Inter-Generational Inheritance Tax Planning and Asset Protection.
As Managing Partner Fiona is, together with the firm’s practice manager Brian Noctor, responsible for the firm’s Strategic Planning and Implementation, Risk Management and all operational aspects of the day-to-day management of Farnfields. Fiona is also the Compliance Officer for Legal Practice (COLP).
Fiona trained at Farnfields and qualified in 2001. She became a Partner in 2006 and has been Managing Partner since 2011. Fiona is also responsible for the Management of the Gillingham office.
The Private Client Department is headed up by Susan Lacey who has overall responsibility for the work of the department. If seeking assistance with your complex estate administration please get in touch with the team.
Fiona is married with three young children. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and swimming.
Fiona Thomas dealt with an unusual tax and inheritance issue for our family in a completely professional and intelligent way. Her knowledge of tax law is exceptional.