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Alice is a Partner in our private client department with over 15 years’ experience. She is dual qualified as a Solicitor and a Chartered Tax Adviser.  She is also a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.

Alice advises clients on all aspects of private client work including:

  • 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 is a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation and a committee member of the North East England branch of the Chartered Institute of Taxation where she is involved with arranging the yearly education programme of seminars.

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  • "I found Alice Clewes very calming. She put me at ease."

    - Client of Alice Clewes

  • "The service we received from Alice Clewes was first class."

    - Client of Alice Clewes

  • "The keen and dynamic, Alice Clewes has impressive technical skills and the ability to prioritise."

    - Chambers & Partners