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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Deborah Clark

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Mills & Reeve LLP

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Private Client


Partner and Barrister specialising in estate planning for high net worth individuals, including advising on Wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney and probate matters. Deborah has particular experience advising clients with business interests where understanding of both corporate and private tax issues is key.  Deborah has a national reputation for advising on the design and formation of family investment companies especially when used as an estate planning tool and regularly lectures on this area to accountants, lawyers and financial advisers nationally.  She also has significant experience in advising on the transition to employee ownership structures and succession planning.


Tax consultant, KPMG 1988-1998; 1998/99 studied at Inns of Court School of Law to qualify as a Barrister; Tax practitioner/Associate Wragge & Co 1999-2006; May 2006 to date, Mills & Reeve; partner 2012.


Chartered Institute of Tax, Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners, Association of Taxation Technicians, Chairman of the STEP Manchester Branch


Northampton High School for Girls, Staffordshire University (part-time evening) (1998 LLB)

North West: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

The team at Mills & Reeve LLP  has a ‘broad spread of skills with superb attention to detail. The team can think quickly on its feet and explains complex matters in an easy to understand way’. Deborah Clark is ‘particularly highly regarded for her work in family investment companies’. The ‘tenacious’ Tony Hall  ‘seeks out answers to the most complex of problems; his knowledge is immense but just as important is his ability to convey solutions to clients on very complex issues’. The ‘highly experienced and professional’ Zahra Siddiqui can ‘translate the most sophisticated legal advice into client-friendly language’. Its focus is on wealth and estate planning for high-net-worth clients (often multi-generational) for the North West and beyond.

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