Penny Wotton, Partner, Head of Private Client

Penny Wotton, Partner, Head of Private Client, Fieldfisher

I head Fieldfisher's Private Client group, a team which has been recognised by Legal 500 as "one of the best when it comes to representing the tax interests of household names and ultra-high-net-worth individuals". 

I have advised a diverse group of private clients from around the world for over 30 years ranging from royalty, UNWI and entrepreneurs to professionals, business owners, families and trustees.

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.  I am currently advising 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.

I like to spend my spare time with my family and I also like to travel, entertain and interior design.

Chambers 2017 said: 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."


Legal 500 2014 recommended lawyer   Chamber UK 2015 Ranked Individual