Eleanor Metcalf > Wedlake Bell LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Wedlake Bell LLP Offices
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Partner specialising in estate and tax planning for UK and non-UK-domiciled individuals, trusts, landed estates and family businesses. She advises charities and charity trustees on all aspects of charity law and trust law, including taxation, tax-efficient charitable giving and trading. Eleanor acts for private individuals and trustees, advising on tax-efficient methods of holding and passing down wealth to the next generation through the drafting of wills and family trusts. She is a trustee of large family trusts, advising on and involved in the day-to-day administration of many and varied types of assets and holding structures, restructuring as and where necessary to ensure wealth protection and mitigation of taxation.
She has been named a ‘Leading Lawyer’ and one of the ‘Top 20 Women in Private Wealth Management’ in The ‘Citywealth’ Leaders List for 2012 and 2013 and one of the 50 most influential private client practitioners 2014 by Private Client Practitioner magazine.
Eleanor trained at Wedlake Bell and qualified as a solicitor in 1992, becoming a partner in 2003 and then Head of the Private Client Team in 2007. Served on Wedlake Bell’s Management Board from 2011–2016.
Eleanor is a member of the Law Society’s Private Client Section, the Charity Law Association and the Historic Houses Association.
University College, London (1988 LLB Hons 2:1); College of Law, London (1989).
Skiing, sailing, swimming, film, reading.
Top Tier Firm Rankings
- Dispute resolution > Debt recovery
- Real estate > Property finance
- Corporate and commercial > M&A: smaller deals, up to £50m
- Real estate > Commercial property: corporate occupiers
- Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate
- Real estate > Residential property
- Real estate > Commercial property: investment
- Private client > Contentious trusts and probate
- Private client > Family
- Real estate > Property litigation
- Corporate and commercial > VAT and indirect tax
- Real estate > Commercial property: development
- Real estate > Construction: non-contentious
- Crime, fraud and licensing > Fraud: civil
- Employment > Senior executives
- Real estate > Construction: contentious
- TMT (technology, media and telecoms) > Intellectual property: trade marks, copyright and design
- Employment > Pensions (non-contentious)
- Employment > Employers