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Christopher Mills

Christopher Mills

Trainee Solicitor

Christopher joined Judge & Priestley’s Private Client department in 2015 and is currently en route to qualification as a solicitor.

Experience

Christopher joined Judge & Priestley in 2015 in order to work as a paralegal whilst he completed his legal studies. He became a Trainee Solicitor in August 2018 once he  graduated from the University of Law, where he earned a distinction in both his Postgraduate Diploma in Legal Practice and his MSc in Law, Business and Management. Prior to this, Christopher attained a first-class degree in Music from the University of Nottingham and went on to complete the GDL conversion course.

Christopher focuses primarily within the following areas:

  • Administration of estates, including obtaining probate

  • Preparation of Wills

  • Creation, administration and termination of trusts

  • Taxation of trusts and estates

Whilst at Judge & Priestley, Christopher has assisted his supervisors with the administration of multi-million-pound estates, which have spanned numerous jurisdictions. Christopher’s knowledge of Wills and trusts is extensive. His time at Judge & Priestley has included preparing complex trust structures for charitable purposes, discretionary trusts for disabled beneficiaries and various asset-protection trusts.

The work which Christopher has undertaken has provided him with a detailed understanding of the taxation of trusts and estates. Such experience has made Christopher well-equipped to identify and advise on the particular options which are most suited to his client’s individual circumstances.

Outside of work

Chris has a keen interest in music. Chris plays several instruments and has been involved with the organisation of numerous charity-related musical concerts and events. Highlights have included performing at such venues as Guildford Cathedral, Sandhurst Cathedral and the Royal Festival Hall.

Aside from this, Chris enjoys playing racquet sports such as badminton.