Charlotte Howard Senior Counsel

Charlotte advises individuals, family offices and trust companies on a wide variety of trust, tax and international estate planning issues. Charlotte also has a particular interest in philanthropy and charity and is a member of the firm’s core charities team.

Charlotte began her career as a barrister at a leading Chancery chambers, which gives her particular experience in trust law and litigation. She draws on that experience to work with our private client litigation team on contentious and non-contentious trust, estate and charities litigation, such as variations of trust and cy-près applications.

Charlotte’s work often has an international focus, advising clients with links to multiple jurisdictions. This includes advising trustees of offshore trusts, advising individuals planning to come to the UK or leave the UK, and co-ordinating with international lawyers to prepare a comprehensive estate planning strategy for international individuals.

On the charity side, Charlotte advises philanthropists and charities on charity law and taxation, including advising on tax-efficient charitable giving, establishing new charities and ongoing governance of charities.

Charlotte was recently seconded to a leading law firm in Bermuda, where she advised on international estate planning, trust administration and cross-border charity issues. Charlotte also advised Bermudian trustees on high-profile trust litigation and administering the trust in the midst of contentious circumstances.

Professional memberships

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Charity Law Association
  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Chancery Bar Association

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