Ian Bond

Director and Head of Trusts and Estates

Ian specialises in private client work including: wills and wealth planning; the creation and administration of trusts and estates; and the preparation of lasting powers of attorney and other Court of Protection work.

Ian is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners “STEP” since 2006 and is currently a workshop tutor for the “Administration of Trusts” paper on the STEP Diploma for England & Wales. He was appointed chair of the Law Society 'Wills and Equity Committee' in July 2017, having been a committee member for five years, and a member of the technical committee advising the Law Society’s Wills Inheritance Quality Scheme (WIQS).

Ian has contributed five chapters of the Law Society publication “The Probate Practitioners Handbook” 8th edition and written a number of articles on various private client subjects for both legal and non-legal publications.

He has been a speaker at the Law Society Private Client Section Annual Conferences on “Digital Assets in wills and estate administration” and has spoken at the national conferences for the Institute for Legacy Management and Solicitors for the Elderly.  He has also spoken to local Law Societies, STEP Branches, other professional organisations and to non-legal audiences on a variety of topics.

Married to Claire, Ian has four children, Amelia, Oliver, Elliott, and Thomas. They enjoy spending time on the beach in Devon as often as possible, and Ian enjoys watching rugby and other sports in his spare time.