Jennifer Emms

Private Wealth Partner and Head of Charities  |  Maurice Turnor Gardner


Charitable Planning and Philanthropy

Trusts & Trusteeship

Tax Advisory

Office Location

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Jennifer’s practice spans a range of private wealth and charity law matters as well as commercial trusts. Jennifer acts for HNW and UHNW individuals and families, professional trustees, companies, financial institutions and charities. Jennifer advises on tax (personal tax and taxation of trusts), Wills, Lasting Powers of Attorney, estate and succession planning and trust law, alongside disclosure regimes. She has a keen focus on charity law and philanthropy, advising those making donations as well as advising charities in every stage of their lifespan, from inception to winding up. Jennifer has been described as “always spot-on, very responsive, [she] understands the facts and advice one is looking for at the time”.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

Bob Bob Ricard (very glamorous and who doesn't want to press the famous button)

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

A lawyer should be a swan on the surface, however hard you are paddling underneath.

What was your first job?

Selling coffee machines

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

A potential change in government is likely to herald significant UK tax changes. Also expecting increased technology and compliance and changes in the focus and expectations of philanthropists