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Described as going ‘above and beyond’ for her clients, Lynda is a Partner and leads the Wills, Trusts & Tax team in our Shrewsbury office. 


Background and Expertise 

Having qualified in 2002 at Cripps Harries Hall Solicitors in the South East, she has since worked at a number of prominent firms including Charles Russell in London and Martin Eauds in Birmingham. 

Joining Aaron & Partners as an Associate in 2014, Lynda is now a Partner within the firm’s Wills, Trusts, & Tax team. Her primary focus lies in advising high net worth private clients and trustees on all matters relating to tax, trusts, estates, and succession planning. 


Specialisations & Personal Achievements  

Lynda possesses a particular passion for assisting business owners, landowners, and high net-worth individuals in organising their estates to minimize exposure to inheritance tax. Her expertise also extends to the creation and administration of charitable trusts. Beyond her legal career, Lynda's love for equestrian activities enables her to advise on non-contentious equine-related matters, such as loan and livery agreements. 

Her prior experience has equipped her with the skills required to handle complex cases involving Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney with great efficiency and precision. Through her commercial and objective insights, and genuine empathy, Lynda ensures her clients receive high-quality advice tailored to their unique circumstances. 

Lynda is also an esteemed member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and she actively contributes to the legal community as a member of the Birmingham branch of the STEP committee. 


Recent Work Examples 

  • Assisted a beneficiary in an Estate where the Will had been lost and a Deed of Variation needed to be entered into.  The Estate assets were complex and consisted of a farm, commercial premises.  
  • Successfully set up a charitable trust in which a well-known local landmark was transferred to.  
  • Successfully reorganised a Client’s estate who had a complex family situation, to reduce their exposure to Inheritance Tax. 

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Lynda Richards is rated for her ‘outstanding knowledge’ and is ‘both punctual in correspondence and appointments’.
The Legal 500
Her skill set is second to none," observes a source, adding: "She is highly skilled and highly technical, and she has a really good empathy with clients."
Chambers & Partners