Isabel Deverill

Partner - Wills, Trusts & Estates, Winchester

Isabel Deverill

Partner - Wills, Trusts & Estates, Winchester

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I specialise in advising high net worth individuals, families, farmers and business owners on succession planning in their lifetime and on death. This includes advice on:

  • trusts and the protection of assets;
  • inheritance tax planning;
  • Wills;
  • structuring the ownership of joint assets;
  • powers of attorney; and
  • administration of estates on death.

I work closely with an established network of accountants, stockbrokers and land agents in achieving good outcomes for clients.

I am a Notary Public dealing with the execution of foreign legal documents.

I am highly experienced with an extensive knowledge of inheritance tax planning and trusts. I take a very thorough, detailed, and sympathetic approach in acting for clients in order to achieve their aims and add value. I give clear and practical advice and am determined to achieve a good outcome.

I was named as a Notable Practitioner in Chambers Private Wealth Law 2021 Edition.


  • Member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners)
  • Member of the Notaries Society
  • Trustee of many substantial family trusts
  • Director of Paris Smith Trust Corporation, the firm’s Trust Company acting as trustee, executor and attorney for clients

One client said "I found them sympathetic and very understanding in dealing with my late husband's estate and going forward sorting out my affairs. I dealt with Isabel Deverill and her team".

Legal 500 - 2021 Edition

Not only have you been a really trusted advisor to my family but I feel you have become a friend as well. A deep thank you for all you have done for us - you were a great help in dealing with difficult matters.

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Thank you so much - this is the first time I have actually felt that I have someone that is understanding and this means so much to me.

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I don't know how you got there - but am so grateful you did!

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One source says "Isabel is very knowledgeable and able to explain technical details so that it is easy to understand. From a personal perspective Isabel is always happy to ask questions and check on the detail. This is particularly important for Court of Protection or Trust cases, where a cautious and considered approach is absolutely essential". Another source says "Isabel is incredibly empathetic and is very well liked by all she deals with which sets her and Paris Smith apart from other law firms. In terms of quality of advice and how it is delivered clearly and compassionately, Isabel is the best I have worked with".

Legal 500 - 2022 Edition

Thank you for all you have done for the family, especially supporting my late husband.

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