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Mills & Reeve LLP

1ST JAMES COURT, WHITEFRIARS, NORWICH, NR3 1RU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
DX:
5210 NORWICH
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Lauren Parker

Tel:
Work 01603 693409
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Private Client

Position

Tax and trust advice for high net worth clients, predominantly landed estates.  Lauren advises on succession planning, trust and business restructures, Wills and estate planning.  She has particular experience of farming partnerships and has worked on a number of “Balfour” restructures.  Lauren also advises landowners on structuring land development agreements, including Jenkins v Brown land pooling arrangements, cross options and joint ventures.

Career

Trainee Solicitor Birkett Long 2005-2007, Associate Mills & Reeve 2007 – 2010, Senior Associate 2010-2013, Principal Associate 2013

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Country Land and Business Association

Education

New Hall School (1993-2000), Lancaster University (BA (Hons) in Religious Studies, 2003), College of Law (Graduate Diploma in Law 2004, Legal Practice Certificate 2005)  


East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich

The ‘extremely competent‘ practice at Mills & Reeve LLP makes it 'a firm of choice for complex private client matters'. It has 'excellent strength in depth and provides careful, well-considered and comprehensive advice'. For high-net-worth individuals and landed estates the firm provides 'very good tax knowledge and careful tax planning advice that is not overly aggressive, and all of the lawyers are very good handling clients'. Virginia Edgecombe has 'great depth of experience and is a safe pair of hands'. She leads a four-partner practice that includes newly promoted partner Lauren Parker, who is 'very good on technical tax points especially Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax'; senior partner Justin Ripman, who acts for a large number of landed estates across the UK; and private tax specialist Gregory Laming. Laming and principal associate Elizabeth Field have ‘a thorough understanding of the issues, an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and case law, and the ability to merge the two in an effective and challenging way‘. One client remarks that Field 'displays great knowledge in the area of trusts and estates and demonstrates a good ability to get on with clients'. 'Bright and sensible' associate Alexandra Clarke is also recommended.

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