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Clare Colacicchi

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Clare has many years’ experience of advising clients on all aspects of Succession Planning, in particular on their Wills and Inheritance Tax position and the use of Trusts with a view to preserving assets for the benefit of future generations and alleviating the impact of capital taxation.
She advises Trustees on a range of matters, including their powers and duties and the variation of Family Settlements.

Articled Macfarlanes; qualified 1983; partner Hewitsons since 1990.


Clare is a former Chairman, and an Emeritus Member, of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).


Somerville College, Oxford (1979 MA Hons).

East Midlands: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Clare Colacicchi - Hewitsons

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Hewitsons¬†‚Äėinspires confidence in the quality and depth of its advice‚Äô and is praised for its ‚Äėattention to detail‚Äô and ‚Äėexpeditious handling of matters‚Äô. The team's varied caseload often involves matters at the intersection of traditional private client work and agricultural and charity law. Inheritance tax planning, trust reorganisations and administration, landed estates and heritage property, and the administration of complex estates are all key areas of activity. Matters often involve an international element such as non-UK resident trusts, family members not domiciled or resident in the UK, or non-UK assets. Daniel Curtis¬†leads the team from Cambridge, with senior partner Clare Colacicchi, who ‚Äėhas very good communication skills‚Äô, Catherine Ball¬†and ‚Äėvery able‚Äô senior solicitor Antonia Cooper¬†the main practitioners in the Northampton office. Senior solicitor Rachel Hawkins¬†joined from Wilson Browne Solicitors. Recent highlights include advising on tax anti-avoidance Reverter to Settlor rules, on a historic chattels loan agreement, and creating discretionary settlements to hold an investment property company.

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South East: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Beds, Bucks, Herts, Middx

Hewitsons provides 'the highest standard of service and professionalism', with clients singling out Carolyn Bagley for her 'analytical approach and ability to explain complex legal issues in simple terms'. The practice's expertise covers  inheritance tax planning, trust reorganisations, tax reliefs on charitable donations, capacity issues relating to lifetime gifts and wills, the administration of estates (often involving overseas assets) and capital gains tax planning, among other matters. Recent work includes advising on regulatory issues related to trusts, the winding up of trusts after death, and lifetime gift planning to help children onto the property ladder. Other key figures include Clare Colacicchi, who regularly acts in conjunction with the firm's agricultural practice to advise on issues related to landed estates.

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