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Gareth Humberstone


Gareth Humberstone

Location: Potters Bar

Email: gh@martinshepherd.co.uk

Telephone: 020 8367 3230


  • Wills & Probate
  • Administration of Estates
  • Probate Litigation

Gareth is a Partner at Martin Shepherd having joined the company as a trainee in 1997 and going on to qualify as a solicitor in 1998. 

Gareth specialises in the Wills and Probate/Estate Administration and is Head of the department. In addition, he deals with Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications.

When dealing with Probate, Gareth is always very aware of inheritance tax and pleased to advise where it can be reduced or avoided, including, where necessary, varying estates to make them more tax efficient. 

Gareth has an excellent eye for detail and is meticulous in his work ensuring that all his clients’ matters are dealt with as quickly and as efficiently as reasonably possible. He prides himself on being able to deal with correspondence by return and giving practical and cost saving advice where possible.

“It’s really important to me to provide a professional wills and probate service where clients are looked after and given high quality advice, which enables them to ensure their wishes are carried out and to make the best provision for themselves and their heirs going forward.’ 

Gareth Humberstone

Contacting a solicitor in relation to probate often comes at an emotional time. Gareth always takes this into account, and it is important to him that he responds to clients with empathy and understanding.

“Having first used the legal services of Martin Shepherd Solicitors LLP over 30 years ago for both business and personal matters, I continue to do so and indeed to recommend them.

This is a law firm whose partners and staff are in the real world. Their expertise covers all aspects of the law; with experience, knowledge, advice and skills you would normally associate with expensive City law firms.

Sadly in recent years I have needed advice in the complicated area of Probate; at Partner level this is provided by Gareth Humberstone, Head of Department. Gareth also advises on Wills, Power of Attorneys, Estate Administration and Court of Protection.

Gareth works speedily, diligently and compassionately and you never forget you are the Client. His in depth understanding of Inheritance Tax is phenomenal and he is often able to reduce tax liabilities; and i urge everyone reading this to discuss their positions with Gareth as it will most certainly be money and time very well spent.  

Thank you Gareth and all at Martin Shepherd.”

Jon Bourn


‘I thank you for helping me at this stressful time in my life’


‘[We] are very grateful to you for your kind attention in arranging this documentation and throughout our meetings’


‘As you know this has been a very difficult time for me but you have eased the way by your friendly guidance throughout, thank you so much’

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