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Merlin Lewis


Phone: 01305 756324

Location: PoundburyYeovil       Position: Associate

Team: Probate, Tax, Trusts & Wills, Rural Business, Land & Agriculture

Specialism: Care Home cost planning, Inheritance and other taxes, Lasting Powers of Attorney, Making & updating a will, Succession planning, Tax and Trusts


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I began my legal career as a private client solicitor at a City firm. In 1990, I returned to Dorset and Somerset and then joined Porter Dodson in April 2017.

I specialise in retirement planning for individuals and in agricultural succession planning. Much of my advice involves arranging clients’ legal, property and financial affairs to save tax (Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax) and to ensure certainty and fairness for them, their families and businesses. I work closely with colleagues and fellow professionals, such as accountants and financial advisers.

I am from a local farming family and am a member of the Country Land and Business Association and the Agricultural Law Association. I am also a member of Solicitors for the Elderly and hold their Older Client Care in Practice award.

I have used Porter Dodson twice now for legal matters and on both occasions, the service has been excellent. Very professional and easy to deal with.
Mrs Hodges
The service we received from Merlin Lewis and staff at Porter Dodson was exemplary. Treatment of clients is very professional and friendly. Thank you for your superb service.
Mr & Mrs Winfield
From the moment I stepped into the office, I was met with kindness and courtesy. Merlin was patient and explained everything to me in everyday English as I was unable to understand some of the legal terms.
Mrs Hodges
Thank you for the speedy, faultless Will making.
Mr & Mrs O'Neill
Merlin was clear in his explanation of procedures and fees and we felt reassured that the outcome from our discussion was what we wanted. Any queries were followed up promptly. Everything went smoothly thanks to Merlin and Lynn. We are very happy clients.
Mr & Mrs O'Neill
Very helpful. Listened to what we had to say and acted upon it. Very professional and caring.
Mr & Mrs O'Neill

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