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Addleshaw Goddard

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Yorke Eaton

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Addleshaw Goddard

Work Department

Private capital.


Yorke is a partner in the private capital team. Yorke specialises in dealing with complex trust issues and advising trustees on their duties and liabilities. Yorke advises institutional clients in respect of trust and estate administration, the practicalities of dealing with commercial trusts and the creation and use of trusts in commercial and corporate transactions. In addition, Yorke provides capital tax planning advice to high net worth individuals, regularly advising on succession planning, family governance protocols, complex will drafting, powers of attorney and on trust formation and restructuring, in particular acting on behalf of trusts where the only or main asset consists of shareholdings in private family companies. In addition to the above, Yorke acts as an executor for clients dealing with all aspects of estate administration and acts as a trustee of several trusts and charities. Yorke is a member of the multi-disciplinary national charity team advising on all areas of charity law, including incorporation of charitable trusts or the creation of charitable companies and other structures; funding agreements; the terms of sponsorship and commercial participation arrangements; cross-border charity issues; corporate governance; trading and setting up trading subsidiaries; and mortgaging or disposing of interests in land (compliance with Charities Act 2011 requirements). Yorke is also a member of the dedicated contentious trust team and in this context has experience advising on hostile multi-million pound trust proceedings, applications for Beddoe relief and has also been involved in variation of trust applications.


Trained Addleshaw Booth & Co/Addleshaw Goddard, qualified 2005. Hewlett Packard, UK market analyst/UK marketing team; Addleshaw Booth & Co/Addleshaw Goddard LLP, trainee Solicitor, 2003-05; associate 2005-09; managing associate, 2009-13; legal director 2013-14; partner 2014. Current directorships: Private Capital Trustees Limited; Candlelighters Children’s Charity.


Charity Law Association; Country Land & Business Association.


Cheltenham College; The University of the West of England, Bristol (1996-2000, BA (Hons) Business Decision Analysis); The College of Law, York (2000-01, post-graduate diploma in law; 2001-02, Legal Practice Course passed with commendation).


Travel, motoring, restorations, shooting, politics, forestry, entertaining and music (has own ‚Äėbig band‚Äô which regularly performs at private functions) and philanthropy.

North West: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

At Addleshaw Goddard, private capital partner Yorke Eaton is known for his expertise in advising charities on a wide range of matters such as the establishment and registration of new entities, governance and trustee issues, commercial contracts, charity land transactions and restructuring issues. The department also advises banking clients on the taking of security over charity land and assets.

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Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Addleshaw Goddard draws on the firm's full services capabilities to complement its practice, with professional negligence, partnership and civil fraud specialists regularly called on to collaborate with the contentious trusts team. The firm's national and international scope also enables it handle complex cross-border trust litigation. The team is led by the 'enthusiastic and dedicated' Yorke Eaton, whose practice includes advising trustees on their duties and liabilities in relation to their business assets.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Addleshaw Goddard handles a wide range of high-value work for ultra- and high-net-worth clients, entrepreneurs, trust companies and international individuals, advising on the administration of estates, wills and trusts on matters including domicile, residence, IHT, dual taxation, foreign assets, asset protection and family trust restructuring. The firm is also regularly involved in complex cross-border matters, advising both executors and trustees. 'Stand-out' partner Yorke Eaton heads the team, and is highly regarded for his capital tax planning advice to entrepreneurs and business owners.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Addleshaw Goddard's multi-disciplinary private capital department is led out of the firm's Leeds base by Pervinder Kaur. Alongside traditional charity law advice, the team has a dual focus - charities with commercial arrangements, and commercial entities entering into arrangements with charities. The team operates hand-in-hand with the wider firm, drawing on Addleshaws' considerable national and international reach. The practice's work includes advising on investigations and inquiries, such as those conducted by the Charity Commission. Kaur works alongside Yorke Eaton and legal director Charlotte Smart, who also has a focus on educational organisations.

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