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Richard Underwood, Consultant at Penningtons Manches
Areas of expertise: Private client and tax, Private wealth


Richard is a consultant in the private client team. He joined the firm in 2000 following the merger with Walker Martineau where he had been a partner since 1987. Before that he was partner at Withers.

Since qualification in 1973, Richard has specialised in helping private clients with all aspects of their affairs and dealing with their assets and business structures. In particular, he advises on tax planning and succession for individuals and families as well as asset protection issues. Many of his cases have an international element and he also advises on charity law and heritage property.

Richard is a member of STEP, the world's leading organisation for private wealth professionals, and was lead editor for Practical Trust Precedents and Practical Will Precedents.

Recent work highlights

  • Advising on the disposal and distribution of a substantial family estate with international aspects.
  • Restructuring a farming business to arrange for entrepreneur relief on a potential development site.
  • Advising the beneficiary of a significant estate with national heritage issues.

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.

Penningtons Manches LLP