Emily Minett

Senior Associate

Private Client
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Emily is a Senior Associate in the Private Client team, advising clients on tax-efficient Wills and succession planning in order to protect wealth for the next generation. She also administers high value and complex estates and deals with issues arising from the loss of mental capacity.

Emily’s expertise also includes advising on the establishment of new charitable structures, charity mergers and incorporations, and general charity administration.

Recent Experience

  • Advising on high net worth individuals with overseas assets on their Wills and succession planning needs.
  • Advising mixed US/UK citizen couples on their UK tax and estate planning.
  • Administering a high value and complex estate and dealing with negotiations with HMRC as regards to heritage tax reliefs available.
  • Advising a family on the establishment of a grant making Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) and liaising with the Charity Commission.
  • Advising a religious charitable trust on incorporating from a trust to a CIO.
  • Applying to the Court of Protection for the appointment of a deputy to manage the financial affairs of an incapacitated individual.

Career History

Emily started at Wedlake Bell as a trainee in 2012 and qualified into the Private Client team in 2014. She has a degree in English Literature and Education from Cambridge University.

Emily is a STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) member, having completed the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates.


How gifting from surplus income can mitigate an inheritance tax liability” published in Campden Wealth in March 2023.

Can I leave my estate directly to my grandchild” – quoted in the Financial Times June 2023.


WEDLAKE BELL LAWYER QUOTED IN ‘FINANCIAL TIMES’: Can I leave my estate directly to my grandchild?

‘I plan to update my will and would like to leave a share of my estate directly to my only grandchild, who is under 18, with the remaining bulk dividedRead more



For lifetime gifts, there’s a “seven-year rule”: if the donor survives seven years after giving the gift without any benefit reserved, the gift’s value won’t be considered for inheritance taxRead more


Charities in the EU no longer qualify for UK tax reliefs (Spring Budget 2023)

The definition of “charity” for tax purposes has been restricted to charities within the jurisdiction of the High Court in England, Wales or Northern Ireland, or the Court of SessionRead more


Charitable giving

There is no question that the Covid-19 crisis has hit the charity sector hard and as the country emerges from “lockdown” restrictions, it will be interesting to see how theRead more


What do the proposed changes to CGT mean for IHT planning? eprivateclient

The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has recently recommended removing capital gains tax (CGT) uplift on death and instead focus on beneficiaries acquiring the assets at the historic base costRead more


How to choose the right legal structure for your charity

If you are planning on starting up a charity, or changing your charity’s structure, then it is important to give consideration to the type of structure you choose, as thisRead more


Video witnessing of Wills to be made legal

After months of speculation as to whether the rules regarding the witnessing of Wills would be relaxed during the pandemic, the government has  announced that it is introducing legislation inRead more


Emily Minett explores common issues that COVID-19 poses for grant-making charities.

Can we use video or telephone conferencing to hold trustee meetings? The first step is to review your charity’s governing document to see if it contains any express provisions enablingRead more


Making a will during COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic is leading to a rise in the number of people making or updating their Wills. Although lockdown measures are starting to loosen, concerns about the risk ofRead more


Transparency and Trusts

A common issue encountered when dealing with trusts is establishing what information or documents a beneficiary who has an interest in a trust is entitled to see. Under general trustRead more


Brexit and Spanish Inheritance Tax

Now that Britain has left the European Union, UK nationals with relatives in Spain might welcome a Spanish Supreme Court ruling, confirming that non-EU residents will not have to sufferRead more