Dora Clarke


Dora is a partner in the private client and tax team.

She specialises in all aspects of probate, succession and tax planning, both domestic and international, particularly for high net worth families and family offices. Dora also advises on lifetime cross border succession, planning and estates.

Dora often coordinates teams of professional advisers for major estates, both internally and externally, and deals with the non-contentious aspects of disputes relating to the validity of wills, Inheritance (Provision for Family) and Dependants Act 1975 claims, construction and rectification of wills, working closely with the trust and succession disputes team.

Dora specialises in international estates, in particular estates with a US and UK element, and domicile claims, including providing assistance for stress testing domicile pre-death.

Segretaria Chelsey Harvey





England and Wales, 1985

‘US-UK Estate planning’, STEP Journal, co-author - August/September 2016

‘Cross Atlantic Planning’, US magazine, Private Wealth - November/December 2009

4th, 5th and 6th editions of McCutcheon on Inheritance Tax, Sweet & Maxwell, contributor

The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)

STEP UK Practice committee member

Law Society, Private client section

‘Lose the Fear of the Foreign – Practical Planning Strategies,’ 53rd Annual Heckerling Institute on Estate Planning, Orlando, Florida – January 16, 2019, co-presenter

‘Multijurisdictional estate planning’, STEP Orange County Conference - January 2016

‘For whom the bell tolls - what to do when someone dies’, STEP Verein & Basel conference, Zurich, - 2 October 2014



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