Gareth Marland

Senior Consultant I Life

Gareth Marland

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Mobile: 07534 028778

Direct Line: 01423 542770

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About Gareth

Gareth is a Senior Consultant and a specialist solicitor in Berwins' Life Team. Gareth advises on all areas of private client law including Inheritance Tax, Trusts, Court of Protection and Wills and has a particular interest in advising farming families and business owners. Prior to joining Berwins Gareth worked in a legal practice in the Wolds where his interest in agricultural tax planning began. Gareth has long been individually recommended by both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners and in 2016 was designated a leader in his field by Chambers.

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Gareth is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section Executive Committee and part of the editorial team for the Private Client Section Journal. As such and as a representative of Berwins he often chairs meetings and presents to a variety of audiences on topical private client issues.



Gareth is a full member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and SFE (Solicitors for the Elderly). He is particularly interested in advising family generations on estate planning and methods to save tax, protect assets and preserve wealth within the family. Prior to becoming a solicitor Gareth was a manufacturing engineer in the semiconductor industry. The problem solving techniques he learnt during this time are regularly used to explain technical issues to clients without resorting to legalese.



Gareth is an outdoor enthusiast, he especially enjoys mountain biking, walking, skiing and golf. When not outside he's generally cooking or practicing his new hobby of woodturning.

What our clients say

Gareth gave me "excellent, empathetic and reassuring advice"

Trust Client

Gareth is "a fantastic lawyer who provides high-quality service"... "everyone's complimentary about him."

Chambers and Partners HNW Directory (2018)

"Associate director Gareth Marland receives praise for his ‘very sharp brain, friendly manner and personal approach’."

Legal 500 - Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate (2017)

Our engagement with Gareth was both informative and friendly - we were dealing with a real expert

Harrogate Will Client

The explanation of the possible circumstances necessitating this measure was made easy to understand - excellent 

Lasting Power of Attorney Client

Part of the firm's life department, operating out of offices in Harrogate and Leeds. Advises high net worth clients on matters of estate planning and trusts creation and administration.

Chambers (2017)

Gareth Marland is a senior associate within the team, sitting in the firm's Harrogate office. He advises on matters of estate planning, including the creation of charitable trusts.

Chambers 2017

"Gareth was very professional, knowledgeable, patient and caring - nothing seemed to be too much trouble" 

Will Client

"I received sound, very professional advice. Everything was dealt with efficiently - a five star experience"

Will and Lasting Power of Attorney Client

Gareth was marvellous in all aspects. He managed a very sensitive situation extremely well. He was caring, professional, understanding and with a sense of humour too!

Gareth and Claudette were excellent throughout. Express my sincere gratitude for all the hard work, professionalism, good humour, nothing was too much trouble. Always easy to contact and responses were quick and appropriate.

I now feel that I can concentrate on looking after mum knowing her legal and financial matters have been sorted

Communicating a very complex subject very well using plain diagrams. Performance - very good extremely patient and understanding

Gareth provided friendly, professional efficient service. 5 star service. Thank you. Excellent.

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