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Melissa Maple is a solicitor known for her ability to demystify even the most complex of scenarios to her clients. As Shoosmiths’ wealth protection partner her practice covers all aspects of long-term wealth and the devolution of assets.
While she is skilled at advising on sophisticated wealth structuring, her primary focus is to help her clients understand the values they are preserving alongside their wealth and how this would affect future generations. Impressed clients, the firm says, have reported of how her ‘delightful interpersonal skills...win her praise and loyalty’.
Maple has more than two decades’ worth of experience in private client affairs and in recent years her advice has successfully led to tax savings worth tens of millions.
As head of Shoosmiths' High Net Worth team, Melissa advises clients on the long-term protection and devolution of their assets. She uses sophisticated structures to mitigate tax and safeguard wealth for successive generations and their trustees.
She has a desirable niche advising business entrepreneurs, directors, property owners and developers as part of corporate deals as well as advising companies on life assurance and pension schemes.
Melissa is praised in Chambers HNW for her ability to make jargon accessible. She is also known for her empathy, taking time to understand clients and their motivators, working alongside them to apply her deep expertise and keen eye for detail in implementing bespoke solutions.
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