Helen Tavroges > Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP > Newcastle upon Tyne, England > Lawyer Profile

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP
ONE TRINITY
BROAD CHARE
NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE
NE1 2HF
England

Work Department

Private wealth: private capital.

Position

Head of the private capital team within the firm’s private wealth department. Advises on tax efficient wills and trusts, pre-death and post-death tax-planning strategies, including advising on death benefits under pension and life policies. Acts as a trustee for many family trusts and advises on trusteeships and trust management. Mainly acts for high-net-worth individuals and has a particular interest in cross border issues, issues affecting people suffering from physical or mental incapacity and in relation to end of life decision making. Helen is also a notary public.

Career

Joined Wilkinson Marshall Clayton & Gibson as assistant solicitor in 1984 and became partner in 1988; merged with Eversheds and became head of private client department in Newcastle; joined Dickinson Dees in September 2000; partner, Bond Dickinson on merger 2013; partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP on combination in 2017.

Memberships

Society of Trusts & Estates Practitioners (STEP); member Community Foundation serving Tyne and Wear and Northumberland.

Lawyer Rankings

North > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

David Dale and Helen Tavroges lead the Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP team. The range of expertise and strength in depth includes private wealth and capital tax planning specialist George Lyall; court of protection and inheritance tax expert Deborah Jude; and managing associate Emily Pike, who has particular experience in advising on succession planning for business owners and shareholders. Also notable are the ‘client focused and dynamic’ associates Fiona McLaughlin and Katie Gosling.