Penny Wright > Gardner Leader LLP > Newbury, England > Lawyer Profile

Gardner Leader LLP
RG14 5BA

Work Department

Personal tax, trusts and probate and Charities and not-for-profit


Penny is a Partner at Gardner Leader in the Inheritance Protection team.

Penny qualified as a solicitor in 1999 and has wide-ranging experience of acting for individuals in relation to their Wills, estate planning, trusts, powers of attorney, probate and inheritance tax planning.

Penny’s charity law specialism includes setting up and registering new charities; advising on trustee responsibilities and governance issues; dealing with Charity Commission on regulatory matters; compliance with the Charities Act requirements; dealing with charity assets including permanent endowments; advising on mergers, reconstructions and winding up charities.


Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Charity Law Association
Law Society Private Client Section.
Fully accredited member of the Solicitors of the Elderly


LPC, Legal Practice, Guildford College of Law (1996-1997)
LLB, University of Wales, Cardiff (1992-1995)

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Gardner Leader LLP has a full-service private client offering, frequently handling multi-jurisdictional work and providing advice on domicile and other international estate planning issues. Practice head Jolyon Barton works on high-value estates often involving high-profile public figures, preparing wills, LPAs and discretionary trusts. The practice ‘shines above all with their approachable and friendly way of doing things’ and in dealing with sensitive mental capacity issues, an area in which newly appointed partner Niamh Minihane and Penny Wright are stand-out individuals. Robert Jobson is also recommended, regularly helping clients establish new trusts as well as to administer existing trusts.

South East > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

The Gardner Leader LLP charities and not-for-profit team provides expert advice to faith-based charities, independent schools, and trustees on matters such as charity formation and registration, Charities Act compliance, and mergers and restructuring. Head of the dispute resolution team Alastair Goggins regularly handles complex contentious matters for charities, while Diane Yarrow is an expert in governance issues and GDPR compliance matters for charities. Penny Wright‘s expertise includes establishing new charities and dealing with permanent endowments, and Richard Buckeridge provides charities advice on trusts, wills, and property matters.