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Emma McCarthy

Legal Director

  • Location: Reading
  • Email: Emma McCarthy
  • Direct Telephone: +44 (0) 118 957 7322
  • Mobile: +44 (0) 780 920 3824


Emma is a solicitor with over 15 years of experience. She is Legal 500 recommended and specialises in estate planning, advising on wills, inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning and all aspects of estate administration including intestate estates.


Emma has experience in advising clients in all areas of estate planning, inheritance tax, capital gains tax, wills, asset protection and court of protection matters including applications for statutory wills.

Emma is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP).

Emma successfully completed the course run by The Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPS) and can advise upon disputes concerning Wills and Trusts.


Emma has advised executors on complex estate administration and has assisted in securing very substantial inheritance tax savings through negotiation with HMRC.

Emma has assisted executors to complete retrospective inheritance tax applications when foreign assets have come to light many years later.

Emma has assisted in the creation of a Will writing scheme for a well known charity and has been instrumental in raising in excess of £20,000 via a Will scheme for another household name charity.


Emma enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has recently obtained her 1st Kyu in karate.