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Emma Loveday

Work 020 7395 3000
Wedlake Bell LLP

Work Department

Private client.


Partner specialising in advising both UK and non-UK-domiciled clients on general tax matters and advising trustees and beneficiaries on all UK and offshore trust matters and related issues. Emma advises in relation to Wills, succession, trust formation and tax planning associated with probate, Will trusts, UK tax planning and mitigation for individuals and trustees. She co-ordinates international tax planning and structuring inward investment for individuals and trustees. She also advises US individuals and beneficiaries on their UK tax affairs, dealing with UK Wills and setting up trusts, working in co-ordination with US advisers. She also advises on charity law.

Recent work has included forming offshore trusts for international families and all associated matters; advising inbound, returning expatriates on UK tax mitigation; advising on the restructure of offshore trusts for a non-domiciled family; advising on the statutory residence test, new taxes on residential property and reviewing property holding structures; forming trusts for the children and grandchildren of UK individuals; tax planning and succession advice for entrepreneurs and businessmen; and tax advice for resident, non-domiciled clients.


Emma joined Wedlake Bell in 1989. She qualified in 1987 and became a partner in 1996.


Emma is a member of STEP (and a regular member of its panel of Experts) and the Law Society Private Client section.  She is quoted in national newspapers and interviewed on radio on contemporary tax issues. She is a member of the firms Family Office Group.


Repton; Nottingham University (1984 LLB); College of Law, Guildford.


Family, skiing, entertaining, gardening, tennis.

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Wedlake Bell LLP  has an extensive track record of involvement in a number of heavy trusts and probate cases. Camilla Wallace heads the team, which includes the ‘client-friendly and extremely knowledgeable’ Andrew O’Keeffe, who provides a ‘reassuring and comprehensive service in an understated and professional manner. He is very good at finding workable solutions’. Emma Loveday and Eleanor Metcalf  ‘specialise in the overseas investor and non-doms’. The ‘excellent’ Charles Hicks  is very experienced at advising on trusts, probate, wills  as well as wealth management for high-net-worth individuals. Ann Stanyer covers a wide range of trust, probate and private wealth advisory work and holds over 70 trusteeships in addition to acting as an executor and attorney. The ‘high-quality and consistently reliable’ team handles a variety of high-value and complex work for its portfolio of longstanding clients. Its clients comprise an interesting mix of international financiers, fashion designers, architects, landed estates, international royal families, property developers, entrepreneurs and those with inherited wealth.

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