Inheritance tax (“IHT”) is charged on your death at the rate of 40% based on the value of your assets. This 40% rate is only charged on any value exceeding the…Read More
Eleanor Metcalf's Service Teams
"We have found Eleanor to be well qualified to give good advice technically, and very user-friendly and easy to work with. Hence her acting as a trustee for us. She has managed the outcomes for the family well."
Citywealth leaders List, 2015
Team head Eleanor Metcalf ensures that ‘things are done thoroughly and on time'.
Legal 500, 2014
Wedlake Bell LLP's private client practice led by Eleanor Metcalf 'offers clear advice and prompt responses'.
Legal 500, 2014
'..always a first class service!'
Citywealth leaders List, 2010
Estate and tax-planning for UK and non-UK domiciled individuals, trusts and trustees and landed estates. Also advising charities and charity trustees on all aspects of charity law and trust law, including taxation, tax efficient charitable giving and trading.
Advising on tax efficient methods of holding and passing down wealth to the next generations through the drafting of Wills and family trusts, advising on and involved in the day-to-day administration of varied types of assets and holding structures, restructuring as and where necessary to ensure wealth protection and the mitigation of taxation.
- Advising husband & wife business owners with property interests in France on complex Wills and accompanying documentation, including advice on the new Brussels IV. Also advising their adult children on asset protection and the use of trusts;
- Advising the trustees and administering a complex set of 10 trusts with 170 beneficiaries (resident worldwide);
- Advising the trustees of a landed estate on restructuring and tax mitigation following the death of the life tenant;
- Advising UK/US couples on UK estate planning; and
- Advising/acting as trustee of a private grant-making charity.
Eleanor trained at Wedlake Bell and qualified as a solicitor in 1992, becoming a partner in 2003 and Head of the Private Client Team in 2007. She served on Wedlake Bell's Management Board from 2011 to 2016. She is a member of the Law Society's Private Client Section, the Charity Law Association and the Historic Houses Association.
Eleanor has been named as a "Leading Lawyer" and one of the "Top 20 Women in Private Wealth Management" in the Citywealth Leaders List from 2010 to 2014 and in the Citywealth Honours List 2015. She was named as one of the 50 most influential private client practitioners 2014 by Private Client Practitioner magazine and awarded bronze in the category of "Most Influential Women in Leadership" by Citywealth at the Power Women Awards in 2016.
Articles & Comment
03 Apr, 2017 | Eleanor Metcalf
27 Jun, 2016 | Eleanor Metcalf
Eleanor Metcalf answers a readers question in Choice Magazine published on 24 June 2016.Read More
17 Mar, 2016 | Eleanor Metcalf
28 Aug, 2015 | Eleanor Metcalf
Eleanor Metcalf speaks to Spear's magazine about Margaret Thatcher’s handwritten notes and their role in how her affairs were handled after her deathRead More
18 Aug, 2015 | Eleanor Metcalf
Eleanor Metcalf talks to Wealth Briefing about how the new EU Succession Law will impact those with EU Assets.Read More