The Law Society
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Agricultural Law Association
Country Land and Business Association (CLA)
Rupert MeadPartner, Private Client
Rupert advises on a wide variety of private client matters including the drafting and administration of trusts, drawing up wills and powers of attorney, probate, charity law and family governance.
He specialises in advising the owners of landed estates, farms and other family businesses on capital tax planning and succession issues, and acts as trustee of a number of significant estates in England and Wales.
Rupert has particular expertise in putting in place structures to maximise agricultural and business property relief, as well as the conditional exemption of heritage property, including works of art, buildings and land. He also provides strategic advice to individuals, families and their trustees, whose interests often cover a broad range of activities and business enterprises including in-hand farming; agricultural, residential and commercial lettings; holiday lets; land development; forestry; the exploitation of sporting and mineral rights and renewable energy sources; and the commercial use of historic houses.
Rupert trained at Stephenson Harwood and moved to Forsters on qualification in 2003. He became a partner in 2011.
Awards and recognitions
"He is just a very decent, reliable and honourable man - the kind of man you want on your team. A real deep thinker with an unbelievably loyal client base who trust his advice." Chambers UK, 2019
“Bright, able and very impressive.” Legal 500 UK, 2019