Andrew Cosedge

Call 1972

Andrew’s practice includes trusts and estates (including cross-border and offshore) with particular experience of trusts in relation to family businesses and farming estates.

He has great experience in real property work including  in tax efficient land assembly for development; also with particular reference to easements and restrictive covenants as they affect developers.

He also has a specialist tax practice (particularly IHT, CGT & SDLT).

Andrew also advises on partnerships & unincorporated associations, and the problems facing the latter on dissolution or dormancy and on charities.

Andrew gives advice in relation to all issues of professional negligence in relation to these areas of his practice.

His objective is to work in collaboration with professional and lay clients to achieve speedy, economic and efficient solutions that recognize their business and family imperatives.

Andrew accepts Direct Professional Access instructions.


  • Cases of interest

    Prowting Trustees v Amos-Yeo [2015] EWHC 2480 (Ch) – rectification to enable trusts and beneficiaries to qualify for CGT entrepreneurs’ relief.

    Ridgwell v Ridgwell [2008] STC 1883 – variation of trusts; sufficient benefit for infant beneficiaries where there interests to be postponed to achieve mitigation of tax burden.

  • Professional membership
    • Chancery Bar Association
    • Revenue Bar Association
    • STEP
    • ACTAPS
  • Education

    Exeter University (LLB 2.1); Christ’s Hospital, Horsham

  • Languages

    French, some German

  • Personal interests

    Rugby (President OBRFC)


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