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 an affiliate member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP), and is currently studying towards the STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates – England and Wales, having achieved distinctions in all three exams so far.

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.

 

Department

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).

Department

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

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
Dec 20, 2019
Vanina Wittenburg discusses estate planning for digital assets
Feb 27, 2019
Vanina Wittenburg examines Capital Gains Tax relief for principal private residences in the Official Law Journal for the City of Westminster Law Society
Dec 20, 2018
The Government is to restrict the availability of Capital Gains Tax relief for principal private residences from April 2020

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