Emma-Jane Weider > Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

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

Work Department

Private Client, Immigration, Charity and Philanthropy


Emma-Jane is Managing Partner of Maurice Turnor Gardner. She specialises in advising wealthy families, trust companies and banks in connection with tax, estate planning and philanthropy matters.

Emma-Jane has a broad private wealth practice and a diverse portfolio of clients from the UK and the rest of the world, each of whom look to her for sensible and pragmatic advice on all of the issues which affect wealthy individuals and trustees (and those who transact with them). Emma-Jane’s extensive experience of advising on immigration matters and trusts in a commercial context complement her main area of practice.

She is also a key member of the firm’s charity and philanthropy team and has a special interest in tax-efficient cross-border giving and the issues which are relevant to counter-parties in transactions with charities. She regularly advises operating and grant-making cross-border charities on diverse legal and governance issues.

Emma-Jane is individually ranked in the 2020 Chambers HNW guide and Chambers UK.  She is also ranked as a Band 1 Leading Individual by the Legal 500 2020 guide and by Best Lawyers 2021 as a leading specialist in the area of Wealth Management.


Emma-Jane qualified at Allen & Overy in September 1996. She has worked for a family office and an international philanthropic foundation. She was one of Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP’s founding partners.


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners 
Addington Society
Charity Law Association
Philanthropy Impact


University College London

Lawyer Rankings

London > Employment > Immigration

Boutique private client firm Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP‘s immigration offering concentrates on work for high-net-worth individuals, obtaining entry clearance under the points-based system for clients seeking to work or invest in the UK. The practice also advises on nationality work involving Home Office discretion. Practice head Ceris Gardner also advises on family visas and short-term business travel. Managing partner Emma-Jane Weider is also a key member of the team.

London > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

(Leading individuals)

Emma-Jane WeiderMaurice Turnor Gardner LLP

Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP is particularly skilled in advising on matters that span philanthropy, charity and private wealth. A core component of the practice is advising on the creation of substantial charities, as well as on large and innovative grant agreements between charities and philanthropists. Much of the team’s work is complex with an international dimension and it has also noticed increased instructions from charities and charity trustees on safeguarding concerns. The team has also been busy providing advice to charities in the aftermath of internal allegations of bullying, discrimination and harassment. Ceris Gardner heads the well-respected team, which includes Emma-Jane Weider, Jennifer Chambers and Jennifer Emms.