Emma-Jane Weider Managing Partner
Emma-Jane specialises in advising wealthy families, trust companies and banks in connection with tax, estate planning and philanthropy matters.
Emma-Jane has a broad private wealth practice and a diverse portfolio of clients from the UK and the rest of the world, each of whom look to her for sensible and pragmatic advice on all of the issues which affect wealthy individuals and trustees (and those who transact with them). Emma-Jane’s extensive experience of advising on immigration matters and trusts in a commercial context complement her main area of practice.
She is also a key member of the firm’s charity and philanthropy team and has a special interest in tax-efficient cross-border giving and the issues which are relevant to counter-parties in transactions with charities.
Individually ranked in the 2019 Chambers HNW guide, Emma-Jane advises clients on estate planning and tax matters and has experience working with high net worth families as well as trust companies and banks. The guide quotes a peer as saying "she is fabulous. She is just good at everything, from the very technical tax questions, to the non-legal judgement on just advising clients on their lives. She is fantastic. She has a super brain, incredible brain". Another says "She really is just phenomenal."
Emma-Jane is also ranked by Chambers UK for her experience assisting with philanthropic giving. Sources praise her "pragmatic, thorough, solution-oriented" advice and note that she "thinks around a problem and presents solutions".
She is also ranked as a Band 1 Leading Individual by the Legal 500 2020 guide. The Legal 500 notes that she regularly advises operating and grant-making cross-border charities on diverse legal and governance issues. Interviewees describe her as ‘extremely bright and thorough’ and a ‘creative thinker who is a pleasure to deal with’.
She was ranked by Best Lawyers 2021 as a leading specialist in the area of Wealth Management.
Emma-Jane qualified in September 1996 and details of her recent experience are outlined below.