Clare Armitage's Service Teams
Clare advises both UK based and international individuals, trustees, beneficiaries and their advisers on tax, trusts, estate planning and succession issues.
Clare acts for high net worth individuals and families on the establishment and use of trusts and other structures for succession and estate planning purposes and has particular experience in advising Middle Eastern families on structuring their family assets (including sharia compliant structures) as well as entrepreneurs, business executives and shareholders of privately owned companies. Clare also advises on Wills and general UK trust law matters and acts as a trustee.
- Advising individuals and trustees on tax efficient structuring for acquiring high value residential real estate in the UK following introduction of the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings and related Capital Gains Tax legislation.
- Advising on UK IHT planning and trusts for a non-UK domiciliary ahead of her becoming UK deemed domiciled.
- Drafting and advising on complex Wills and detailed letters of wishes for family with financial and matrimonial concerns for their children.
- Advising a private company shareholder on tax planning and trust issues ahead of a planned sale of the company.
Clare qualified as a solicitor in 2004 having trained at Speechly Bircham LLP. Clare was a Senior Associate in the Private Wealth department at international law firm Trowers & Hamlins LLP before joining Wedlake Bell in 2015.
She is a full member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and has been named one of the country's " Top 35 under 35 Private Client lawyers" by eprivateclient.