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Shoosmiths LLP

APEX PLAZA, FORBURY ROAD, READING, RG1 1SH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 03700 868800
Fax:
Fax 03700 868801
DX:
117879 (APEX PLAZA)
Email:
Web:
www.shoosmiths.co.uk

Melissa Maple

Tel:
Work 03700 868991
Email:
Shoosmiths LLP

Work Department

Private client - wills, probate and wealth protection

Position

Melissa is a partner who advises wealthy UK and international clients on the long term protection and devolution of their assets through estate, succession and tax planning. She advises farming, agricultural, landed and business clients providing expert guidance on UK capital taxation strategy, wills, trusts, life assurance based products, partnerships and family businesses.

Career

  • Rooks Rider Trainee Sep 1999 - Sep 2001
  • Rooks Rider Solicitor Sep 2001 - Aug 2005
  • Barrett & Co Solicitor Aug 2005 - Oct 2007
  • Henmans Freeth Solicitor Oct 2007 - Feb 2013
  • Henmans Freeth Associate Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Hedges Law Director & Head of Department Jun 2013 - Jun 2016
  • Shoosmiths Partner June 2016 

Member

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

Education

St Catherine’s, Bramley
Cardiff University: Bachelor of Music (BMUS) 2:2 – 1997
Common Professional Examination (CPE) – Distinction – 1998
Legal Practice Course (LPC) – Distinction - 1999


South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Shoosmiths LLP acts for a range of clients on trusts and estate planning instructions, including business owners, sports personalities and wealthy individuals, while notably being seen as the “go to” adviser for high-value lottery winners. Melissa Maple divides her team between the firm’s Reading and London offices and heads the firm’s wealth protection team in the South, advising farming, agricultural, business and entrepreneurial clients on estate, succession and tax planning. Charlotte Dunn heads the firm's national wealth protection practice.

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