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Mills & Reeve LLP

1ST JAMES COURT, WHITEFRIARS, NORWICH, NR3 1RU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
DX:
5210 NORWICH
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Dr Gregory Laming

Tel:
Work 01603 693445
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Private tax.

Position

Gregory has a wide experience acting for individuals in relation to wills, tax and trust matters, including Court of Protection work. Much of his work has involved creating solutions to tax planning problems and giving detailed inheritance tax, income tax and capital gains tax advice in both the onshore and offshore arenas, and more recently in relation to the pre-owned assets charge. Gregory’s recent work includes advising shareholders in a large property investment company on tax and succession planning, wealthy land owners on structuring their wills and property interests to maximise available inheritance tax reliefs, the trustees of farm land how to minimise their tax exposure on the sale for residential development and giving detailed offshore trust advice.

Career

Trainee solicitor Slaughter and May 1997-99; solicitor Withers 1999-2000; solicitor Mills & Reeve 2000-03; senior solicitor 2003-04; associate 2004-06; partner 2006.

Education

University of Manchester (1990 Joint Hons Chemistry and Physics with Mathematics First Class); Trinity College, Cambridge (1994 PhD Computational Chemistry).


East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich

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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