Pervinder Kaur > Addleshaw Goddard > Leeds, England > Lawyer Profile

Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Private capital.


Partner in the private capital group. Provides trusts and tax planning advice to high-net-worth individuals (including advising on the formation of trusts) inheritance tax and capital gains tax. Pervinder also provides advice to charities and offers specialist advice to a range of charities on issues such as formation, commercial participation, trustee duties and charity commission investigations. Registered as an expert in charity law.


Trained Booth & Co, Leeds; qualified 1996; partner Addleshaw Goddard 2008 to date.




Charity Law Association.


Fernwood School, Nottingham; University of Sheffield (1993 LLB Law 2(1)); College of Law, Chester (1994 LPC).


Tennis, photography, fashion.

Lawyer Rankings

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

Addleshaw Goddard‘s is particularly strong when advising on complex transactions in the charities space and Charity Commission investigations and inquiries. Manchester practice head Yorke Eaton is noted for his work on the establishment and registration of new charities, as well as charity land transactions. Based in Leeds, Pervinder Kaur heads the national charities team. She regularly deals with funding issues and investigations. Laura Woffinden, a specialist in charity transactional work, was promoted to legal director in September 2021.

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

Addleshaw Goddard advises ultra-high-net-worth individuals, trusts, and families on matters such as succession planning, international business-related mandates, and complex tax issues. Based in Manchester, Yorke Eaton is noted for his expertise regarding complex trust issues and capital tax planning advice. Pervinder Kaur leads the private capital team in Leeds and is a key contact for clients with private company interests or substantial assets, while legal director Laura Woffinden focuses on complex probate and trust advice. Consultant Jane Shaw joined from Pannone Corporate LLP in May 2021 and covers wills, trusts, and estates planning law, particularly involving overseas assets.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Charities and not-for-profit

(Hall of Fame)

Pervinder Kaur Addleshaw Goddard

The ‘impressive’ Pervinder Kaur heads up Addleshaw Goddard‘s practice from Leeds where she is also office head and head of private capital. The team’s workload largely consists of advising on complex transactional arrangements involving charities; advising banks, trust corporations and commercial entities. In addition, it advises on Charity Commission inquiry work. The wealth of in-house expertise across the wider firm in areas such as real estate, construction, employment and pensions, means that it can deal effectively with complex multidisciplinary issues. Kaur works alongside legal director Laura Woffinden; together they are regarded as an ‘exceptional team‘.

Yorkshire and the Humber > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

(Leading individuals)

Pervinder Kaur  – Addleshaw Goddard

The ‘diligent and focused’ private capital team at Addleshaw Goddard is headed by the ‘totally committed’ Pervinder Kaur. Its main focus is on owner-managed and family business matters. In collaboration with colleagues in the firm’s corporate department, Kaur‘s team regularly advises high-net-worth and ultra-high-net-worth individuals, families and trusts on their business interests. Its complex workload includes advising on tax matters, international offshore trust cases and succession of businesses. The ‘insightful’ Laura Woffinden and Yorke Eaton – who is described as being ‘at the top of his game’ – are notable team members.