Lesley Davis > Shakespeare Martineau LLP > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Shakespeare Martineau LLP
B4 6AA

Work Department

Private Client




Lesley works closely with her clients to assist and guide in all aspects of complex estate planning and asset protection including trust and estate administration after death, Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Lesley helps families navigate their way through complex succession and tax landscapes involving trusts and estate administrations after death. Working closely with succeeding generations to secure the best outcome for all, Lesley can help find the most tax efficient outcome while ensuring family cohesion is maintained.

“When the call comes in from a client knowing that we can help, putting their trust in us is both the greatest honour and best reward.”


Lesley is a member of the Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

Andrew Wilkinson  heads the department at Shakespeare Martineau LLP which has considerable experience in the social housing and education sectors. Core areas of focus include advising on complex corporate transactions, various governance, regulatory and constitutional matters as well issues regarding legacies. Lesley Davis  is well-regarded for her work in setting up and managing charitable trusts, foundations and CIOs while Smita Jamdar  regularly assists leading universities on a wide array of governance, student facing and constitutional matters. Michael Hibbs  advises on various HR and employment law matters. Rachel Gwynne  is also recommended whereas Catherine Rustomji recently joined the team from Browne Jacobson LLP.

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

(Leading individuals)

Lesley DavisShakespeare Martineau LLP

Shakespeare Martineau LLP has a well-established reputation for its work on a vast array of wealth, tax and succession planning matters for families, landed estates, entrepreneurs and business owners.  It is also adept at providing elderly client advice and helping those who have personal injury trusts. Lesley Davis  is a key figure whose areas of focus include advising on charitable trusts, CIOS, family investment companies and powers of attorney. Hannah Tait  acts for clients ranging from lottery winners to those with farming and business interests while Verity Kirby  is particularly recommended for her work with business owners, wealthy individuals and their families on their estate and succession planning.