Book Remi Aiyela to speak at your event

I am a solicitor with over 15 years of private client experience and a partner at the leading award-winning law firm of Gunnercooke LLP in the city. I am also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Practice areas:

I have worked within top central London private client firms and I am highly experienced in all aspects of private client work including Wills, trusts, probate, inheritance tax planning, lasting powers of attorney, deputyship applications to the Court of Protection and estate planning generally.

I am comfortable working with a wide range of domestic and international clients including clients of private banks, independent financial advisors and HNW foreign investors into the London property market.

My training experience:

I have lectured on many private client topics for leading UK legal training organisations including Central Law Training (CLT), Altior, Lexis Nexis, the Solicitors Group and STEP. The topics I have lectured on and produced notes for include:

  • CLT: Private Client Conversion Course – Advising Elderly Clients
  • CLT: Private Client Conversion Course – Trusts
  • CLT: Variations After Death – Tax and Tax Planning
  • CLT: Wills for the Married Couple or Civil Partners – Use of Trusts in the Light of the Pre-Budget Report
  • CLT: Family Trusts – Their Role in Today’s World
  • CLT: Lasting Powers of Attorney – What Practitioners Need to Know
  • CLT: Wills and Probate Update
  • CLT: Pension Death Benefits – A Guide for Private Client Practitioners
  • LexisNexis: Practical Will Drafting
  • Tolley: Lifetime Estate Planning
  • Altior: Practical Will Drafting and Estate Planning
  • Kaplan: Will Drafting Skills
  • Universal Trust Corporation: Trusts

My training feedback:

Some of the feedback from my training includes:

  • “Very good tutor. Very clear and went through things at a perfect pace.”
  • “Enjoyable and informative. Very good speaker.”
  • “Really helpful and informative.”
  • “Excellent Course. Trainer was very good and very knowledgeable and easy to follow and understand.”
  • “Very good. A lot was covered in a short time.”
  • “Course excellent.”
  • “Super, very helpful. Thank you!”
  • “Tutor very good.”
  • “The trainer was very knowledgeable which made the course more enjoyable.”
  • “Very helpful and enjoyable. My favourite so far.”

My speaking experience:

My speaking experience includes:

  • Just Wills Ltd full day Trusts training for franchisees (45 pages of notes produced)
  • Thornton & Baines Ltd full day Wills and Trusts training for new consultants (30 pages of notes produced)
  • Helm Godfrey talk on “Use of Trusts in Estate Planning”
  • HJP Independent Financial Advisers talk on “Tax Treatment of Trusts under Finance Act 2006”
  • Sherman Phillips client seminar on “Inheritance Tax Planning”
  • Layton’s, Guildford client seminar on “Top Tips for Inheritance Tax Planning”
  • Layton’s, Guildford client seminar (joint with Clydesdale Bank) on “Effective Business Succession Planning”
  • RCIS Harrow Branch talk on “Inheritance Tax Planning for Professionals”

TV and radio credits:

  • Legal Network Television CPD training DVD on Probate practice
  • Guest appearance on Southern Counties Radio speaking on Wills and inheritance tax
  • Presenting a programme (Talk Legal) on Mental Capacity for Legal TV
  • Talking about Wills and Inheritance Tax on Your Law (Legal TV)
  • Appearance on Legal TV answering a live phone-in on Wills
  • DVD Guided to Making a Will
  • With the Best Will in the World, 6 part TV show for The Legal Channel (Sky)

Articles Written:

Some of the long form articles I have written include:

  • “Making use of tax breaks” – Surrey Advertiser
  • “Pension death benefits and inheritance tax planning” – Laytons Estate Planning newsletter
  • “Skilled professional advice now more important than ever” – Retirement Planner
  • “Pre-owned assets tax and business trusts” – Surrey Advertiser
  • “Passing on the Wealth: the end of accumulation and maintenance trusts?” – Cheshire Life
  • “Trusts update following Finance Act (No.2) 2006” – Retirement Planner
  • “Section 103 problem comes home to roost” – Society of Will Writers Journal


Some of the articles that have been written about me include:

  • Surrey Advertiser: “Adopting A Game Plan “
  • Surrey Chamber of Commerce – “Layton’s Includes Private Clients”
  • * “STEP Elects A New Worldwide Chairman”
  • Cheshire Life article: “Who Gets The Dog”
  • Surrey Chamber of Commerce News link “Remi STEPS Up As Chairman:
  • * “STEP Elects A New Worldwide Chairman”

*Incorrectly reported my appointment as Surrey Branch Chairman as STEP Worldwide Chairman. 

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