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Clare Love 2018-02-15T15:42:45+00:00

CLARE LOVE

Clare specialises in all aspects of private client work. She is a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is currently chair of the Lakes and Lancaster STEP Branch.

A member of the Agricultural Law Association, she has a keen awareness of issues affecting the rural community and an in depth knowledge of agricultural estates.

Clare is also a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society, and is actively involved in helping clients organise their affairs to plan for the future, as well as helping them deal with the difficulties that can arise following death or incapacity.

Clare has particular interest in lifetime planning for individuals and their families, acting for land owners, farmers, entrepreneurs, and the elderly in the preservation and protection of assets. She assists trustees, charities and those appointed to manage the affairs of others, using her technical knowledge and sympathetic approach to provide sound practical advice.

Clare Love

PARTNER

Private Client

EXPERIENCE

  • Inheritance tax and succession planning;
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney for both property and financial affairs and health and welfare;
  • Court of Protection matters including applications for Statutory Wills, Lifetime Gifts, Deputyship Orders, acting as a Deputy and advising those appointed by the Court;
  • Creation and administration of trusts;
  • Lifetime capital tax planning;
  • Wills including complex drafting, trusts, and providing for vulnerable beneficiaries;
  • Administration of estates including complex, high value and potentially contentious matters, including the appointment of an independent Administrator;
  • Advance Directives/Living Wills;
  • Variation of Estates;
  • Charitable Trusts;
  • Advising (and acting) as Trustee.

EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS

  • 1995 – 1998 Bachelor of Arts English Literature Degree Second Class (Division 1) Honours from University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • 1998 – 2000 Post Graduate Diploma in Law College of Law, York
  • 2000- 2001 Legal Practice Course College of Law, York
  • 2003 Admitted to the Roll of Solicitors for England & Wales
  • 2007 Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners Diploma for England & Wales including trust and estate accounting, administration of estates, taxation of trusts and estates and the administration of trusts.