Mary Elliott

Mary Elliott

Partner

Mary Elliott

Partner

Mary read Law at University College London before training with May May & Merrimans.  She qualified as a solicitor in 1990, becoming a partner in 1995 and joining Hunters on the merger of the two firms in 2015.

Mary has over 30 years’ experience in private client practice. She has extensive experience in all aspects of UK private client work, in particular advising individuals, families and trustees on tax and succession planning, including wills and complex trust and corporate structures, and the use of these structures to achieve the clients’ overriding objectives. She has acted in Variation of Trusts Act 1958 applications, both for claimant and defendants, including a multi-trust case involving Court of Protection applications.

Mary is a trustee of many of the family trusts for which she acts and has a deep and long-standing knowledge of many of her client families and their trusts, having been involved with a number of them since the start of her career.   She makes it a priority to understand as much about the individuals and families she acts for as possible, and sees the long-term relationship (both with clients and other professionals) as the bedrock of private client practice.

Mary also acts as a trustee of and advises in relation to grant-making charities.

Department

Awards

Spear’s Tax & Trust Advisers Index 2022

‘Recommended’ in the Tax Lawyers Index

The Legal 500 2023

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“Mary Elliott is always available and always attentive. She has an excellent grasp of Trust and taxation matters. A very good hardworking team.”
“Alexandra Sarkis and Mary Elliott are consistently excellent – completely fluent in the application of the relevant tax and trust laws involved in sensible trust and estate tax planning, highly practical and efficient, and wearing their brilliance lightly.”

Spear’s 2021 Tax & Trust Advisors Index

Recommended for Tax Planning and Succession Planning

The Legal 500 2022

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“I work with Mary Elliott (partner) who is very accomplished. Mary is very empathetic and gives timely and value for money advice.”

Chambers HNW 2021

Ranked in Band 5 for Private Wealth Law

“She gets things done in a timely manner.”
“She’s a very good lawyer. I think she’s very approachable, she has great technical knowledge and is very friendly.”

The Legal 500 2017

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trust and Probate section

“Vastly experienced.”

The Legal 500 2016

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trust and Probate section

“Very astute.”

MEMBERSHIPS

Mary is a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society and of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Department

Awards

Spear’s Tax & Trust Advisers Index 2022

‘Recommended’ in the Tax Lawyers Index

The Legal 500 2023

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“Mary Elliott is always available and always attentive. She has an excellent grasp of Trust and taxation matters. A very good hardworking team.”
“Alexandra Sarkis and Mary Elliott are consistently excellent – completely fluent in the application of the relevant tax and trust laws involved in sensible trust and estate tax planning, highly practical and efficient, and wearing their brilliance lightly.”

Spear’s 2021 Tax & Trust Advisors Index

Recommended for Tax Planning and Succession Planning

The Legal 500 2022

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate category

“I work with Mary Elliott (partner) who is very accomplished. Mary is very empathetic and gives timely and value for money advice.”

Chambers HNW 2021

Ranked in Band 5 for Private Wealth Law

“She gets things done in a timely manner.”
“She’s a very good lawyer. I think she’s very approachable, she has great technical knowledge and is very friendly.”

The Legal 500 2017

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trust and Probate section

“Vastly experienced.”

The Legal 500 2016

Recommended in the Personal Tax, Trust and Probate section

“Very astute.”

MEMBERSHIPS

Mary is a member of the Private Client Section of the Law Society and of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

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