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Clare King

Legal Director

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"The excellent private client practice at Clarion is well placed to support owner-managed businesses and their owners and is one of the market leaders in this area." Legal 500 2019

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Clare advises clients across Yorkshire and nationally on a wide range of private client matters from wills and estate planning, to probate, estate administration, disabled trusts and mental capacity issues.

“I enjoy working with a really diverse range of people. My strength lies in cutting through the jargon and translating my in depth technical legal know-how into practical and understandable answers to help clients navigate through some of the most trying times in their lives.

“Providing expert legal advice in a clear and professional manner, I advise individuals, whatever their wealth, on estate planning and Inheritance Tax mitigation. I guide bereaved families through the process of administering the estate of a deceased loved one, including advice when a probate dispute arises. I regularly advise elderly and vulnerable people who wish to put in place wills, powers of attorney or trusts, as well as relatives and carers who are concerned about the mental capacity of a relative of friend. I work closely with disabled people and their families too, planning for future care and safeguarding financial assets and advising on a wide range of issues relating to the Mental Capacity Act 2005.

“I’m also proud to be involved with the setting up of Bequest; a panel of Private Client Lawyers in Leeds, on which I sit with three other local firms. The aim is to provide access to quality legal services in the Private Client field from members who have all signed up to a service quality guarantee.

Clare is a Chartered Legal Executive, a Fellow of the Institute of Legal Executives. She is a Trust & Estate Practitioner (STEP) and a full professional member of Solicitors for the Elderly.

Career Path

  • 1995 BA (Hons) Fine Art, University of Brighton
  • 2000 – 2002 Paralegal at a major South East law firm
  • 2002 – 2005 Trainee Legal Executive at Gordons
  • 2005 Joined Clarion private client team
  • 2012 Became a senior associate
  • 2016 Promoted to Legal Director

'Highly skilled and personable private client lawyer' Clare King has the ability to 'flex her style to suit the particular client'.

Legal 500 2018