Clare Stirzaker

Clare Stirzaker

Partner, PwC United Kingdom

Clare is a partner and solicitor at PwC UK and head of the Private Client legal team, who advises international private clients and family offices on a wide range of succession planning and related legal and tax matters. She is viewed as one of the leading private client advisors in the UK and has won numerous private client prizes with bodies such as STEP and Citywealth, and was recently listed in the top 50 most Influential Private Client Advisors by eprivateclient.

Clare is part of our award-winning UK Family Business proposition and works with some of the wealthiest global business-owning families. She has particular expertise in dealing with the international market, travelling regularly to provide support on family business and family office projects.

Clare has advised international families on matters such as:

  • Advising on the use of international trusts and wills to deal with the transition of
    assets in multiple jurisdictions, taking account of applicable succession laws and any potential conflicts of law
  • Advising on how best to protect wealth from external risk using legal structures such as trusts
  • Designing legal structures such as family offices to hold and manage  international wealth
  • Advising on how to deal with wealth transition, through better family governance, supporting with family constitutions and the creation of family councils in particular
  • Providing next generational training and education to help with wealth transition
  • Advising international clients on global tax exposure in respect of their asset base and location of family members.

Specialism

  • Private Client