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Penningtons Manches LLP

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Clare Archer

Work 020 7457 3251
Penningtons Manches LLP

Work Department

Private client and tax.


Partner specialising in tax and estate planning to include the administration of large and complex estates, often with an international or contentious aspect; will and trust drafting, elderly client and capacity issues and a wide range of asset protection and equity work.


Trained Rooks Rider; qualified 1994; Greenwoods 1995-97; Rooks Rider 1997-11, associate 2001, partner 2004; partner Penningtons 2011. She was a panel deputy of the Office of the Public Guardian for many years.

Publications of note: chairs the editorial board for the England and Wales and UK entries for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners’ ‘International Yearbook’. She also writes the probate section. Consulting editor of 'Family Offices: The STEP Handbook for Advisors'.




Stratford-upon-Avon Grammar School for Girls; University of Central England Birmingham (LLB Hons 2(1) and Law Society Finals).

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Penningtons Manches LLP provides ‘exceptional service to clients. The highly motivated team is also structured in an efficient way to provide cost effective advice’. Clare Archer  heads the department and has ‘the rare combination of experience, expertise and personable approach to be a true trusted adviser in what is often quite a sensitive and problematic area of practice’. Archer is often called upon to advise families and family offices on generational planning and governance issues. James d’Aquino ‘has the global expertise and experience to be trusted on very complex matters’. D’Aquino provides tax, trust and succession planning advice to UHNW individuals, families and trustees. Archer and d’Aquino are both ‘very sensitive to client needs and have the ability to handle diverse and often conflicting or competing elements very well’. Laura Dadswell is ‘excellent’ and newly promoted partner Lucy Edwards  is ‘highly effective’.

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