I graduated from Cambridge University (Robinson College) in 2007 with an Honours degree in Geography before obtaining an LLB from The University of Law. In 2011 I joined Gordon Dadds as a trainee solicitor before qualifying with the Firm in 2013.
I advise UK and non-UK domiciled HNW individuals on Wills, Inheritance Tax and succession planning. I also act for onshore and offshore trustees in the administration of trusts and estates. I find the challenge of providing solutions for clients with complex, cross-border estates or addressing difficult family dynamics very rewarding as I have the opportunity to develop a close relationship of trust with interesting people.
I am a member of STEP having successfully completed the Diploma in Trusts & Estates. I have been recognised in Citywealth’s Future Leaders List 2018.
I have over 5 years of post-qualification experience and spend 100% of my time with Private Client matters.
I enjoy running (especially marathons), playing golf, music (singing and bassoon) and messing about on boats on the Helford River in Cornwall.
What is your most interesting legal experience?
The 18 months I spent working as a volunteer in Surrey Law Centre before starting my legal career as a trainee, as it taught me the importance of treating everyone with equal respect, irrespective of the circumstances. I dealt directly with homeless and disadvantaged clients and also organised a fundraising dinner in the House of Lords which raised over £10,000 for the Law Centre.
What is your career highlight?
My most notable professional experience so far was acting in the transfer of a collection of antiquarian artefacts to an overseas national museum (with Hugh Elder and Deborah Evans) and watching it being packed up.
Surrey Law Centre
University of Law LLB
Robinson College, University of Cambridge, BA Hons
Recognised in Citywealth’s Future Leaders List 2016 and 2017.
The Legal 500 - recommended in 2018 for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate.
Society of Trusts and Estates Practitioners (STEP)