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The Manchester office of national law firm Clarke Willmott LLP has once again been recognised in the recently released Chambers and Partners High Net Worth rankings.

The office has been awarded a Band 2 ranking and is described as highly regarded in the Manchester market for private wealth law matters.

In addition to the firm’s top rating, all three Manchester-based practitioners have been individually ranked as leading lawyers in their field.

Partner and head of Manchester’s private capital team Paul Davies is ranked in Band 1. With 20 years’ experience in dealing with legal and tax issues for wealthy individuals, Paul is praised for his ‘expertise regarding estate
planning, inheritance tax planning and offshore trusts’. One commentator notes: “He is highly technical, prompt and provides a timely response without fail. He is reliable and he can deal with a matter quickly and

Senior associate Nicola Walker is named as an ‘associate to watch’. Advising high net worth clients on domestic and cross-border probate and estate administration, as well as succession and inheritance tax planning, Nicola
is described as having “such an excellent manner with clients, and she is very personable and collaborative. It is always a pleasure to work with her.”

Also an ‘associate to watch’ is Rebecca Clarke who specialises in capital tax planning and cross-border estate administration. One interviewee said: “She has held our hand through the whole process and taken almost all the
burden away from us by setting everything up exactly as we wanted.”

Anthony Fairweather, head of Clarke Willmott’s Private Client team, said: “We are delighted with this year’s High Net Worth Guide, and we’re pleased to see our people individually named for their work, across our
Manchester, Taunton and Bristol offices.

“These rankings are very impressive and are testimony to the strength and consistency of the private client team we have.

“Our strong and growing presence in all regions of the UK highlights Clarke Willmott’s private client practice as one of the best and most diverse in the country.”

The Chambers and Partners High Net Worth guide covers private wealth management work and related specialisms, features in-depth editorial about the leading lawyers and law firms for wealthy individuals and families.

Clarke Willmott LLP is a national law firm with seven offices across the country in Birmingham, Bristol, Cardiff, London, Manchester, Southampton and Taunton.

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