Helen Bunker

Partner
Contact details

07768 807918

020 7014 5246

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Helen is a Partner and specialises in Private Law based in our London office. Formerly Managing Partner of Piper Smith Watton LLP and head of PSW’s Private Client department, Helen is a specialist Private Client lawyer who prides herself on the delivery of, often complex, technical information with sensitivity and understanding.

Main areas of practice

Helen advises on a wide range of private client issues. She specialises in tax and estate planning, with particular emphasis on clients with multi-jurisdictional assets and/or issues.

Clients

Helen acts for a broad spectrum of clients, both UK and non-UK domiciled. She advises private individuals, trustees and estates.
She enjoys long-standing relationships with her clients, assisting in the necessary changes during key life-stages. Helen is also keen to assist the next generation understand the importance of obtaining specialist advice for long-term life planning.

Other expertise

Initiated by Helen, PSW was the first London law firm to receive WIQS (Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme) accreditation from the Law Society.

Expertise

Career

Helen trained at Piper Smith & Basham and qualified into their Private Client department in 1997. Becoming a partner in 2001, Helen completed an MBA in law firm management at Nottingham Law School in 2005 and became Head of the firm’s Private Client department. Helen became Managing Partner at merged firm Piper Smith Watton LLP in 2010. Helen joined Blake Morgan in 2015 following the merger with Piper Smith Watton.

Contact details

07768 807918

020 7014 5246

LinkedIn

Memberships
  • The Law Society’s Private Client Section
  • The Law Society’s Law Management Section

Significant Experience

  • On-going role advising the professional co-executors and trustees of the multi-million pound estate of a long-standing client with assets in at least six jurisdictions and across three continents.
  • Acting as Executor in an estate with foreign assets and charitable and non-charitable UK and foreign beneficiaries and taking advantage of the 36% IHT rate.
  • Running the affairs of a long-standing client on behalf of her Attorneys, following loss of capacity a number of years’ ago.

Additional Expertise

Initiated by Helen, PSW was the first London law firm to receive WIQS (Wills and Inheritance Quality Scheme) accreditation from the Law Society.

Insights by Helen


newsletters

8 August - Helen Bunker

Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. Insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals. A...

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11 July - Helen Bunker

Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. Insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals. How...

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13 June - Helen Bunker

Welcome to this month's edition of Private Client Issues, Blake Morgan's monthly round-up of the topics you may find of interest. Insight and advice on developments affecting private individuals. Probate...

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