Alice Clewes


Alice is dual qualified as a Solicitor and a Chartered Tax Adviser and advises clients on all aspects of private client work.

Alice Clewes, Partner
Specialises in:
Private Client
Newcastle Office
0191 232 8345


  • Advising on and drafting Wills
  • Advising clients on lifetime Inheritance Tax planning which will involve optimising available reliefs and may include the creation of trusts and planning in respect of life policies and pension death benefits
  • Advising on and preparing powers of attorney and registering Lasting Powers of Attorney and Enduring Powers of Attorney with the Court of Protection
  • Estate and succession planning including advising on passing assets to the next generation
  • All aspects of estate administration and advising beneficiaries on redirecting entitlements under Deeds of Variation
  • Advising on and drafting trusts including trusts to protect assets from attack, trusts to utilise Inheritance Tax reliefs, trusts to pass assets to the next generation and shareholder trusts in respect of cross option agreements
  • Advising existing trustees on their obligations and responsibilities and assisting in the administration of on-going trusts

Alice qualified as a solicitor in 2003 and is also a member of STEP. She is dual qualified as a member of The Chartered Institute of Taxation (CIOT) and is currently the Chair of the North East England branch.

Alice Clewes has an excellent all-round knowledge and is always able to offer practical solutions. Her added tax knowledge makes her a good all round adviser.

Legal 500

Thank you very much for your great help, I appreciate your professionalism, care and attention while working on this case.

Thank you once again.


Alice Clewes is very knowledgeable, gives good all round legal advice and has practical tax knowledge. Very thorough.

Legal 500

Alice was able to do everything that we needed and provide advice not just on our Wills, but also on tax issues, which is also a specialism of hers. She was friendly, clear and knowledgeable and produced everything in a timely fashion, keeping us updated of progress. We have already recommended her to a friend.


I have found Alice very knowledgeable, helpful and accurate. She is clearly on top with her technical advice and assistance and she has an excellent rapport with clients.

Chambers and Partners

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‘Hay & Kilner’ and ‘Hay & Kilner Law Firm’ are both trading names of Hay & Kilner LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in England & Wales with registered number OC418767. Our registered office is at The Lumen, St James' Boulevard, Newcastle Helix, Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 5BZ and we are authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (Authorisation number 643191). We use the word ‘partner’ to refer to a member of Hay & Kilner LLP. A list of the members is available at our registered office.