I have advised a diverse group of private clients from around the world for over 30 years ranging from royalty, ultra-high net worth individuals and entrepreneurs to professionals, business owners, families, trustees, and individuals.
I have a particular interest in international estate planning including co-ordinating tax and estate planning advice from all relevant jurisdictions to find the best tax planning and succession solutions for our clients. Our team has recently advised numerous non-domiciled clients on the restructuring of their UK property interests in response to proposed Government reforms including in particular clients from the Gulf Region, US, India, and Europe.
I have also acted for a wide range of charities including healthcare and investment regulatory bodies, royal charter bodies, charitable NHS trusts, educational, religious and relief of poverty charities. I have advised on charitable projects for broadcasters, major corporations, a national sports organisation, and the energy sector.
What others say…
Penny Wotton of Fieldfisher is an experienced lawyer in estate planning for wealthy clients. A client reports that "she's always been excellent in her advice, which is first class. I like her manner - she's very engaging, understanding and conciliatory, and is always prepared to respond to anything quickly and thoroughly. She's straightforward and understanding and it makes us feel very comfortable dealing with her on any legal problems."
Penny Wotton heads the private client practice at Fieldfisher and has considerable experience in UK and international estate planning. "She has been hugely helpful and professional with her advice," says one impressed client, while another commentator notes: "Penny is extremely pleasant, personable, approachable and an ideal professional to deal with."
Fieldfisher has ‘an excellent private client group that is very knowledgeable and friendly. It can take on matters and deal with them with superb expertise, and responds in a timely manner’. Head of private client Penny Wotton is ‘hugely helpful and knowledgeable, and shows great attention to detail. She consistently provides clients with a first-class service. Her responses tend to have the right amount of detail for what the client requires’.
Legal 500 2017 - Private Client: Personal tax, trusts, and probate