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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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  • "Alice Clewes assists with estate and succession planning, estate administration, wills and tax matters. "I have found her very knowledgeable, helpful and accurate," notes a source, who continues: "She is clearly on top with her technical advice and assistance and she has an excellent rapport with clients.""

    - Chambers & Partners

  • "Excellent, professional service from Hay & Kilner, as expected. Would not deal with any other company."

    - Client of Alice Clewes

  • "Highly recommend Hay & Kilner who dealt with our Wills & Power of Attorney in a sensitive and professional manner and gave us advice which we had never thought about."

    - Client of Alice Clewes

  • "I have worked with Alice over a number of years on a variety of mutual clients’ affairs and have found her very knowledgeable, helpful and accurate. Notwithstanding that she is clearly on top with her technical advice and assistance, she has an excellent rapport with clients in what are often distressing and emotional circumstances. She is very responsive, caring and always makes herself available for ad-hoc guidance when I need a quick answer, and is my first port of call for IHT/Trusts/Wills and general assistance with succession tax planning matters."

    - Contact of Alice Clewes

  • "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