Judith Ingham

Consultant | London

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Judith is a consultant in the private client and tax team.

She focuses on tax, trust and estate planning work for individuals and trustees. In addition to a full range of UK work, Judith is frequently involved in projects requiring consideration of international tax and succession issues. After working in the firm's London office for 18 years, she spent 6 in the firm's Swiss offices, but is now back in London again.

Me in a minute

Early successes included getting my school shut down because the building was too cold

I decided to become a lawyer when I was 8 because I enjoyed the Perry Mason series on television. Early successes included getting my school shut down because the building was too cold and calling inspectors into the kitchens at my college.

I think this must have satisfied my urge for litigation, as I knew as soon as I started work in a wealth planning team that I wanted to help individual clients fulfil their goals, whether that was setting their children up in life, structuring their businesses efficiently or reassuring them that their affairs were in order as they became less capable of looking after them in later life. A career in wealth planning has also meant I have been able to further my interest in the use of clear language when drafting documents (I have worked on the industry standard trust and wills precedent books which we produce for the last 23 years).

7 years ago I got the chance to work in our Swiss offices, initially in Geneva and then in Zurich. This meant I had the chance to improve my French and German as well as getting exposure to the world of Swiss banking. It also gave me the opportunity to help UK taxpayers whose Swiss accounts had not been properly declared to put things right - which was a very interesting and different experience.My outside work interests mostly focus round classical music and opera - I am a regular at the Wigmore Hall and a trustee of The London Handel Society which puts on a festival of baroque music every spring.