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Louise Lewis

Partner & National Head of Trusts, Estates and Tax Team | Oxford | Bristol

"Louise Lewis, an outstanding, highly articulate and dedicated lawyer who is passionate about supporting her clients and providing solutions and value, is a thoughtful and a collaborative problem solver, generous with her time, and very approachable in her working style. Louise is a complete pleasure to work with and a stand-out lawyer working in a very strong partnership."
The Legal 500, 2024

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About Louise

Louise is a Partner and National Head of the Trusts, Estates and Tax Team. She is a highly regarded private client lawyer who advises on a variety of matters. Louise qualified in 2005 and joined our firm from Penningtons Manches Cooper in June 2019.

Louise drafts Wills, sets up and administers trusts, administers estates and drafts and registers powers of attorney. She has expertise in the field of mental capacity and advises on disabled persons’ trusts, deputyships for children reaching adulthood and other welfare-related issues. She prepares lasting powers of attorney and Wills for clients with mental capacity issues and complex applications to the Court of Protection and High Court for mentally incapacitated people. These include applications for statutory Wills, for gifts and trusts, for removal of incapacitated trustees and for welfare decisions. Louise was the Deputy Chair of the steering committee for STEP’s mental capacity special interest group between 2021-2023, and she Chaired a session on mental capacity and welfare issues at STEP’s global congress in London in summer 2022. She regularly speaks on mental capacity topics and has presented for the Brain Injury Association and the Alzheimer’s Society among others. Louise is a Dementia Friend. In 2020, she completed an advanced STEP certificate in advising vulnerable clients, receiving a distinction.

In addition, Louise is a member of the firm’s private wealth initiative and is able to provide advice to business clients on estate planning at all stages of the business cycle.  This includes tax advice and trusts for people exiting their businesses, advice on Wills and the interaction of Wills with corporate structures, advice on suitable structures for start-up owners and new partnerships and advice on trusts to hold company shares. Louise also administers business interests following death of business owners and advises on available tax reliefs for estates.

Louise has considerable experience of working with international clients and advises on residence and domicile and cross border estate planning.

In June 2023, Louise completed an advanced STEP certificate in UK tax for international clients, receiving a distinction.

In October 2023, Louise was awarded with 'Lawyer of the Year' at the BBO Law Society awards 2023.

Louise Lewis is a Recommended Lawyer and a Next Generation Partner in The Legal 500 (2024 edition).


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  • "I feel that Louise Lewis and her team are immensely supportive and caring about the position that their clients are in and incredibly kind. She is...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "Louise Lewis clearly has a strong academic interest in the law she practises and I am aware that she has spoken at and led conferences. She will s...

    The Legal 500, 2024

  • "Louise is a highly intelligent and committed professional who cares passionately about obtaining the optimum outcomes for her clients. She has a r...

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "Louise invokes a lot of trust with the people she works with. Combined with her high technical skills, it makes her the perfect package."

    Chambers & Partners, 2023

  • "Louise is a hugely committed lawyer with great empathy and a brilliant grasp of detail. She is highly intelligent and works closely with her clien...

    Chambers & Partners, 2022

  • LW

    "Louise is a highly professional, approachable and empathetic legal practitioner. She has helped me and my elderly mother, firstly with financial a...

    Louise Wheeler

  • “I honestly could not have endured it without your support and kindness. The absolute relief of having you representing us will be immense. These a...

    Client testimonial

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