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Lucy Edwards, Partner at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Private client and tax, Private wealth

Profile

Lucy is a partner in the London private client team. She advises HNW individuals, families and trustees on a broad range of private wealth, tax and trust matters. Her core focus is on wealth and succession planning for UK and international families, including remittance and pre-immigration planning, tax-efficient financial arrangements post-divorce and administering complex estates. She has also built a specialism in advising family businesses.

Lucy is a member of STEP, the world’s leading organisation for private wealth professionals. She holds a STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients; was awarded an Excellence Award for her performance in the STEP diploma; and sits on the STEP London City Branch committee. Since qualifying as a solicitor in 2011, Lucy has published articles in various private client media. She has also co-authored the Practical Law Company Private Client Multi-Jurisdictional Guide for England and Wales.

Lucy has been named one of eprivateclient's 'Top 35 Under 35' twice and has also been listed as a Legal Week ‘One to Watch’. In 2018 alone, Lucy was shortlisted for ‘Young Practitioner of the Year’ in the STEP Awards; she won the silver award in the Citywealth ‘Lawyer of the Year – partner’ category; and was included in the Citywealth Future Leaders 100 List.

Recent work highlights

  • Providing pre-arrival planning advice to a couple immigrating to the UK to ensure tax efficiency. This involved full assessment of domicile, application of the Statutory Residence Test, and recommendations for structuring finances.
  • Advising a family with a property investment company on the impact of tax changes for high value enveloped properties, particularly in relation to the ATED and available reliefs.
  • Providing strategic advice in relation to a complex probate involving partnership assets.
  • Assisting a property entrepreneur with succession planning involving his business assets, pilot trusts and foreign property.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC311575 and is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Penningtons Manches Cooper LLP