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Helen Ratcliffe

Senior Partner  |  BDB Pitmans
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Residency and domiciliation
Tax

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

The sheer variety of the work - moving between two Variation of Trust Act applications, a tax mediation with HMRC, a piece of difficult trust litigation, and estate planning and other aspects for international families and individuals has been challenging and interesting.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

I am not sure I can - if you like people and problem solving you will find your niche and everyone has their own style.

What is your favourite quote?

“But the effect of her being on those around her was incalculably diffusive: for the growing good of the world is partly dependent on unhistoric acts; and that things are not so ill with you and me as they might have been, is half owing to the number who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tomb,” George Eliot.