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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Virginia Edgecombe

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Mills & Reeve LLP


Virginia has specialised in private tax law since 2003. Her focus is on estate planning including wills, trusts, inheritance and capital gains tax planning, the administration of estates and trusts and powers of attorney. She acts for a wide variety of clients including owners of landed estates, entrepreneurs and professionals, with assets in the UK and overseas. Recent work includes administering an estate valued at over £60m comprising agricultural land, residential property, business property (both companies and partnerships) and heritage property.


Trainee solicitor Travers Smith 1993-95; solicitor 1995-2003 (specialising in occupational pensions); solicitor Mills & Reeve 2003-09; associate 2009-12; partner 2012.


Probate section of Law Society.


New Hall School, Chelmsford; University of Edinburgh (1991 MA (Hons) Classical and Medieval Latin).


Family and friends, skiing, walking, travel, honorary solicitor of Friends of Norwich Museum and trustee of Norfolk Community Foundation.

East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich

Within: Leading individuals

Virginia Edgecombe - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich

The ‘extremely competent‘ practice at Mills & Reeve LLP makes it 'a firm of choice for complex private client matters'. It has 'excellent strength in depth and provides careful, well-considered and comprehensive advice'. For high-net-worth individuals and landed estates the firm provides 'very good tax knowledge and careful tax planning advice that is not overly aggressive, and all of the lawyers are very good handling clients'. Virginia Edgecombe has 'great depth of experience and is a safe pair of hands'. She leads a four-partner practice that includes newly promoted partner Lauren Parker, who is 'very good on technical tax points especially Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax'; senior partner Justin Ripman, who acts for a large number of landed estates across the UK; and private tax specialist Gregory Laming. Laming and principal associate Elizabeth Field have ‘a thorough understanding of the issues, an up-to-date knowledge of relevant legislation and case law, and the ability to merge the two in an effective and challenging way‘. One client remarks that Field 'displays great knowledge in the area of trusts and estates and demonstrates a good ability to get on with clients'. 'Bright and sensible' associate Alexandra Clarke is also recommended.

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