Lorna Spear > Birketts LLP > Norwich, England > Lawyer Profile

Birketts LLP

Work Department

Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate




Lorna is a Partner in our Private Client Advisory Team and advises a wide range of clients including business proprietors, entrepreneurs and landowners on tax and estate succession strategies. Lorna specialises in complex estate administration for business and farming families, including those with multijurisdictional assets, heritage property and related trusts. Lorna has particular expertise in Inheritance Tax mitigation post death maximising claims for Inheritance Tax reliefs on land, property and other assets through negotiations with HM Revenue and Customs. She also advises trustees on all aspects of trust law and the administration and restructuring of family trusts to mitigate tax.

Prior to joining Birketts Lorna trained at an East Anglian firm specialising in commercial and agricultural work and worked in the highly regarded private client department of a large London City firm.


Lorna sits on the Norfolk committee of the Country Land and Business Association.

Lawyer Rankings

East Anglia > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Norwich

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Lorna SpearBirketts LLP

Birketts LLP has a deep bench of private client lawyers across its four offices, with Lorna Spear serving as the lead partner in Norwich. The firm has a ‘highly professional yet personable approach to client matters‘ and is a frequent adviser to some of the region’s largest farming families, landed estates, business owners and entrepreneurs. Its work spans the full range of lifetime planning, including LPAs, inheritance tax planning, business succession, complex probate and Court of Protection matters. Legal director Helen Cordingley and senior associate Hayley Pettitt garner high praise from clients.