Edward Reed

Edward is a partner in private client. He advises on UK and international wills, trusts and personal tax planning. He is a trustee or protector of a number of private and charitable trusts, many of which are administered within our trust administration group. Having been educated both in the UK and in France, Edward has developed an affinity for civil law issues generally and acting for French-speaking and Swiss-based clients in particular.

In conjunction with overseas lawyers, he frequently advises on cross-border estate and succession planning issues and is involved in the establishment of trust structures in a number of jurisdictions. He advises trustees and settlors on fiduciary and tax issues arising out of the administration of existing structures. Much of his work is on vehicles which have little or no connection to the UK.

Edward writes frequently on tax and trust issues, has been quoted in the industry and national press and has lectured in the UK, Isle of Man and continental Europe at industry conferences. He is also involved in charity law and advice to clients on philanthropic issues more generally. He advises on UK immigration and nationality law and procedure for private and corporate clients. He has administrative oversight of the firm's wholly-owned trust company, Embleton Trust Corporation Limited.

Practice areas


  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Immigration Law Practitioners' Association
  • Charity Law Association
  • The Law Society of England and Wales


  • Contributing Author

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