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Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
15th Floor, Milton House
Milton Street
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Work Department

Private Client, Charity and Philanthropy


Clare is Senior Partner of Maurice Turnor Gardner.  Her main specialism is international tax and estate planning for UK and non-UK domiciled individuals and families with complex assets located in many jurisdictions looking for solutions to the tax and structural challenges of global wealth. She also advises both resident and non-UK resident trustees on legal and practical issues which are relevant to them and their beneficiaries.

Clare has a wealth of experience advising on philanthropy matters and, in particular, how to establish and operate charities. She has very valuable insight into the issues facing such enterprises as she has personally acted as trustee of a number of charities, both grant making and operating, chairing two such enterprises,

Clare is a top-ranked Band 1 lawyer in the Chambers High Net Worth guide and is also ranked as a Band 1 individual by the Chambers Global guide, where she features in the International Private Client – Global-wide category. Clare is named as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 Directory and a Notable Practitioner in Chambers & Partners (UK). She was ranked by Best Lawyers 2021 as a leading specialist in the area of Trusts and Personal Tax, and has been named as a member of the Private Client Global Elite by Legal Week for a number of years.  She is also identified as one of Spear’s Top Recommended Tax & Trust Advisers 2020.


Clare qualified at Allen & Overy in October 1978 where she became the first woman partner in 1985. From 2000 until 2009 she ran the Private Client team in Allen & Overy. Clare is a founder member of Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP which she established with five other partners in May 2009.

During her career Clare has acted as a trustee of a variety of philanthropic enterprises including Barts Charity and Safe Lives both of which she chaired. She was also a non-executive director of a family owned construction company.


Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners
International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. (President from 2016-2018)
International Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel


Clare read law at the University of Birmingham.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Art and cultural property

Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP has substantial experience of advising a diverse range of clients both inside and outside the UK, including artists (and their personal representatives), collectors, national galleries and museums, as well as philanthropists and entrepreneurs. Other key clients include wealthy families with extensive collections in their family homes. Ed Powles leads the firm’s art and heritage property group, which has particular expertise in complex tax issues and gifts and estate planning. In addition, the team is skilled in advising on significant disputes, sales and purchases, financings and loans. Ceris GardnerJennifer Chambers and Clare Maurice are also notable practitioners.

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

(Leading individuals)

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