Vanina Wittenburg

Vanina Wittenburg

Senior Associate

Vanina Wittenburg

Senior Associate

Vanina qualified as a solicitor in September 2016, joined Hunters as a Private Client Associate in October 2018 and was promoted to Senior Associate in April 2021.

Vanina undertakes a wide range of private client work, acting for individuals (including drafting wills and trust documents, the preparation and registration of lasting powers of attorney, and providing tax and estate planning advice), executors in relation to probate applications and the administration of estates, and trustees in the management of trusts, whether smaller family trusts or landed estates.

Vanina is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), having completed the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates – England and Wales in 2021 with distinctions in all four papers.

Vanina is fluent in Italian and French, having grown up in both countries, and she read for degrees in Development Studies and South East Asian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London and Wolfson College, Oxford. Before deciding to qualify as a solicitor, Vanina worked as an administrator in a non-governmental organisation and for the University of Oxford, as a researcher for Oxfam, and as a paralegal, and volunteered for charities in London and Indonesia. Vanina subsequently achieved distinctions in both the Graduate Diploma in Law at BPP and the Legal Practice Course at City University in London.

 

Languages

  • italian
  • FRENCH

Awards

STEP Excellence Awards

Recognised as a top scoring student at distinction level in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Administration of Trusts (England & Wales)

MEMBERSHIPS

Vanina is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Languages

  • italian
  • FRENCH

Awards

STEP Excellence Awards

Recognised as a top scoring student at distinction level in the STEP Advanced Certificate in Administration of Trusts (England & Wales)

MEMBERSHIPS

Vanina is an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Latest Headlines

May 11, 2022
Vanina Wittenburg examines the impact of the pandemic for probates and discusses hope for the future in Taxation
Apr 12, 2022
Vanina Wittenburg examines how the pandemic has affected the probate system and hope for the future in the FTAdviser
Mar 31, 2022
Vanina Wittenburg discusses the importance of wills for young adults in Today’s Wills & Probate
Mar 21, 2022
Vanina Wittenburg comments on the impact of the BVD cutting the funding of will searches, in This is Money
Feb 02, 2022
Vanina Wittenburg is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Jul 21, 2020
Vanina Wittenburg looks at lockdown measures for probate and considers how we should work to streamline it in the future
Jun 30, 2020
Vanina Wittenburg recognised at STEP’s Excellence Awards 2020
Jun 19, 2020
Vanina Wittenburg comments on the probate system during COVID-19 in the Financial Times
Jun 15, 2020
Vanina Wittenburg discusses probate and paper-based documents during the COVID-19 pandemic in WealthBriefing
Feb 12, 2020
Vanina Wittenburg comments on digital assets and compliance with AML laws in STEP Journal

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