Clive Pointon > Aaron & Partners LLP > Chester, England > Lawyer Profile

Aaron & Partners LLP

Work Department

Wills, Trusts & Tax Law


Partner & Head of Wills, Trusts & Tax


A regular speaker at seminars about making wills, mitigating inheritance tax and protecting assets, Clive is a Notary Public and advises on international estates with contacts in many countries. He’s authorised in the execution of international wills and regularly advises on nursing fee planning and statutory wills and gifts.

Clive’s expertise in Court of Protection matters was recognised some years ago when he was appointed to the Court’s approved panel of deputies.


Clive is chairman of the trustees of the Tyrer Charitable Trust. He also chairs the Gwynne-Jones Charitable Trust, which supports the arts in Chester, and is a trustee of the Chester Municipal Charities, one of the oldest charities in Chester which dates back to Elizabethan times.


Clive qualified as a solicitor in 1994 and, having studied at the College of Law Chester, returned to the North West to work at Aaron and Partners in 1997. He now heads our Wills, Trusts & Tax team.

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

The ‘extremely personableLynda Richards  heads the practice at Shrewsbury-based Aaron & Partners LLP; it advises individuals and trustees on all aspects of tax, trust, estate and succession planning. Richards, a full member of STEP, also has particular expertise in advising business owners, landowners and high-net-worth individuals and also advises on the creation and administration of charities. Chester-based Clive Pointon  is another leading member of the department.

North West > Private client > Contentious trusts and probate

Based in Chester and Shrewsbury, the team at Aaron & Partners LLP is led by James Wallace, a key contact regarding the litigation aspects of contentious trust and probate matters; however in addition to being recognised as an experienced mediator for contentious trust work. Clive Pointon is highly regarded for his work in Court of Protection and LPA disputes, as well as disputes involving inheritance tax problems. Senior associate Vlad Macdonald-Munteanu is noted for his expertise in farming and agriculture-related disputes, but also covers complex claims under the Inheritance Act 1975 and proprietary estoppel.

North West > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

Aaron & Partners LLP  deals with high-value estate and tax planning, as well as contested wills, trusts, and estates matters, with particular experience advising on business and farming assets. Based in Chester, practice head Clive Pointon frequently advises on multi-jurisdictional matters such as the production of Spanish wills, as well as inheritance tax issues and charitable trust administration. James Wallace is a key contact regarding wills, estates, and trusts dispute resolution. Rowena Ridgway is also recommended.