Anne McIlwraith

Trainee | London

Anne is a trainee currently sitting in the private client and tax team.

She is currently in her second seat of her training contract, working in the private client and tax team. She sits with Ceri Vokes, assisting on a wide range of domestic and international succession, trust and tax advice.

Secretary Janet Brookbanks

Me in a minute

I am excited by the intellectual challenge and diversity of my work at Withers.

Before converting to law, I taught English at the University of Lyon III in France. My teaching experience was invaluable, and taught me how to convey ideas clearly and in a concise way - something I have learned is an essential skill to have as a Solicitor.

I moved back to the UK to study law, having decided that I wanted a career that was intellectually challenging and offered a real variety in the work available.

I am currently in my second seat, supervised by Ceri Vokes, in the Private Client & Tax team. I have worked on a diverse range of matters from UK and international succession, trust and tax planning advice, to providing support for fraud litigation.

I sat with Sarah Aughwane in my first seat in the Contentious Trusts and Probate Group, where I worked on a number of UK and international trust and succession matters for individuals, trustees and charities.

Outside of work I enjoy cycling and swimming, and I have recently joined a triathlon team. I am also a PADI Advanced scuba diver, having learned to scuba dive in Thailand.



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