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Penningtons Manches Cooper





Tax & Trust Advisers

Tax & Trust Lawyers


London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Tax planning

Estate planning

Client types



Sector focus


Business and Consumer Services


Clare Archer


Though humour might not be a quality typically associated with tax lawyers, Clare Archer, head of Penningtons Manches Cooper’s private client and tax team, insists the occasional laugh can be good for business. ‘I laugh a lot with my clients,’ she says. But while her ability to remain good humoured has helped her build rapport with colleagues and clients alike, Archer knows when it’s time to cut to the chase. ‘My clients know that I am totally honest and that my advice is direct and to the point,’ she says.

Since joining the firm, Archer has taken on a heavy caseload involving capital tax planning, the administration of large estates, will and trust drafting, and a wide range of asset protection and equity work, including for business owners and elderly clients.

Her move to the firm was a turning point in her career. ‘Running my own department has given me the freedom to lead the team by example,’ she says. She believes that how you treat the people around you is absolutely crucial. ‘Especially in these times of such insecurity, the guiding principles of kindness and treating people decently will give us all the strength to flourish,’ she says.

Archer speaks highly of her ‘approachable, talented and hard-working’ team, but also the firm’s other lawyers – its family, immigration, property and corporate teams – which make up its wider private wealth group. ‘It’s great to have a larger multi-disciplinary firm supporting us,’ she says.

Rank: Recommended

Recommended 2020, Tax & Trust Lawyers


125 Wood Street, London, EC2V7AW, United Kingdom



44 (0)207 457 3251

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