I manage the Trust team based in Chichester, providing Trustees, Executors and beneficiaries with accounting, taxation and administrative support. The team provides full administration, accounting and taxation compliance for a large number of trusts and can assist with specific trust accounting or trust taxation transactions when required.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
As a non-lawyer with a particular interest in figures, I was drawn to the accounting and taxation aspects of trusts. On joining the trust administration team I was keen to grow and develop the services provided to trustees. The team now manages approximately 1,000 trusts of all types and sizes.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy being able to provide solutions to trustees and to enable trustees to satisfy themselves that they are fulfilling their trustee responsibilities and duties at all times. Building relationships with our clients and understanding their needs is a particularly rewarding aspect.
As the compliance requirements of trusts continues to change, it is important that we are able to evolve and develop how we support our clients and add value.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
As a full service law firm the referrals can come from any department, which in turn means the clients that I assist often have very different needs.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
I’m a keen Southampton FC supporter and I am regularly at St Mary’s stadium cheering on the Saints with my two young sons. I also have a passion for vintage Lambretta/Vespa scooters and VW Campervans.
"We use Darran Fawcett ( Chichester office) and his team to run our Charities accounts and bank functions. Both Darran and his team are very responsive and provide us with a cost effective, efficient and very personable service. Last year the contract was up for renewal and the Trustees of the Charity were happy to renew the contract without testing the market as we were totally satisfied with the service." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Darran Fawcett at Irwin Mitchell took on a very complicated Trust for my sister and I, and has been helpful, efficient making sure we benefit in the best way possible, and with extremely prompt responses for every contact and query. He also made everything simple and clear with good advice... I can highly recommend Irwin Mitchell in all the aspects in dealing with this trust fund and in particular, Nicola and Darran." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Darran has been easy to communicate with and provides an excellent level of service with superior results. As one of the trustees I am very satisfied with Irwin Mitchell" - 5* Trustpilot review
"It has been a pleasure dealing with Darran Fawcett at Irwin Mitchell. Darran always responds quickly, communication is clear and the investments have achieved great returns." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I have nothing but good to say concerning Irwin Mitchell and before that Thomas Eggar. Have been a client in respect of two family Settlements for many years and have never had a bad experience. I would like to thank Darran Fawcett and Vicky Guyatt for all their efforts and, always, helpful, assistance." - 5* Trustpilot review
Citywire Wealth Manager – Gatekeepers August 2012