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Claude Alleston, Associate at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Private client and tax, Private wealth


Claude specialises in all aspects of private client work including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, probate, tax and succession planning and charities. He acts for individuals, entrepreneurs, families, trustees, executors, beneficiaries, corporate entities, family offices, trust companies and other institutions supporting them. Claude trained at the City office of a leading UK law firm, qualifying in 2012. He joined the private client team in Penningtons Manches’ London office at the start of 2017.

His work involves advising on estate and succession planning, the creation of domestic and/or international trust and corporate structures, residence and domicile positions, the administration of complex estates and the creation and administration of charitable entities. This often requires complex tax advice with an international element and the co-ordination of guidance from advisers in other jurisdictions. Claude also has experience of contentious trusts and estates (both UK and international), involving the resolution of disputes affecting personal representatives, trustees and beneficiaries.

Claude was named as one of eprivateclient's 'Top 35 Under 35' in 2016.

Recent work highlights

  • Administering a complex multi-jurisdictional estate with assets in the UK, US, Germany and Hong Kong.
  • Advising in relation to and preparing lasting powers of attorney and side letters for an individual with bipolar disorder.
  • Establishing, advising and acting as trustee of a charitable incorporated organisation for the theatrical arts.
  • Advising a non-UK domiciled family on the best structure for holding residential properties in London.
  • Acting for a non-UK domiciled couple in relation to the preparation of wills (in light of the EU Succession Regulation and forced heirship regimes).

Penningtons Manches LLP

Penningtons Manches 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. San Francisco is an associated office.

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