Emma Parsons, Head of Personal Wealth at Barr Ellison Law

Emma Parsons

Personal Wealth Partner

Emma leads a team which specialises in providing wills, trusts and tax planning advice for high net worth individuals, professionals, academics, entrepreneurs and farmers. Emma is adept in dealing with complex probates for families across multiple jurisdictions, with a particular focus on business-owning families. She is recognised in the Legal 500 Guide as a Leading Lawyer.

While Emma is on maternity leave, Clare Morton is the supervising solicitor for the Personal Wealth Team. 

Emma Truin, Leading Individual Personal Injury Law, Legal 500 2024Emma is skilled at providing efficient succession planning advice, involving complex assets such as business interests, so as to ensure that these assets are held in a tax efficient manner and can seamlessly pass down to future generations. She also takes a multi-disciplinary approach, dealing directly with her clients and with their other professional advisers, where appropriate, so as to ensure that they receive comprehensive advice.

We have worked with Emma Parsons for some years and the relationship is characterised by a professionalism, good humour and energy. She successfully expresses complex matters in terms that can be readily understood by non-legal professionals and clients alike, giving complete confidence that she has a full understanding of client priorities and any challenges they may face before providing appropriate and thorough advice.
2022 Legal 500 Guide

Emma is experienced at dealing with complex administration of estates, including multiple jurisdictions, contested probates and agricultural and business interests requiring extensive negotiation with HM Revenue & Customs.

Emma is known for being supportive and approachable to all her clients, whilst also providing robust, thorough and clear advice that ensures that the client’s objectives are achieved. Emma understands business and personal requirements and works with you to tailor solutions to your needs.

As a team, we have been looking after the interests of wealthy individuals and families in East Anglia for many generations. We work together to plan ahead and manage your affairs successfully, and also to protection your interests in times of crisis and dispute. We understand that with substantial wealth and complex needs, you retain a range of advisers including accountants and investment managers, and we enjoy working as part of a team to make sure you achieve your goals.

Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2012 and joined Barr Ellison Solicitors as a Partner in 2019. She is STEP qualified and is the secretary of the STEP Cambridge branch.

Barr Ellison Law Leading Legal 500 Firm 2024Barr Ellison LLP joins the ranking due to the strength of its personal wealth practice, which acts for world-renowned academics, high-net-worth individuals and business owners, as well as advising Cambridge colleges on private client matters. The firm is ‘extremely efficient and quick to deal with the work'.
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The personal wealth practice at Barr Ellison LLP guides clients ‘through all the complexities of probate and existing trusts in a way that is efficient, sympathetic, and speedy‘. The firm handles a large volume of private client work for academics and, through its office in Addenbrookes Hospital, doctors and consultants.
2023 Legal 500 Guide

Barr Ellison has a “family feel” about its practice. It is very professional but at the same time is committed to tailoring its services for the needs of the individual client. Each matter is treated with the same respect and attention to detail. The last twelve months have been a test for everyone and Barr Ellison have still been able to deliver their product effectively to their clients.
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There is a real team ethos within Barr Ellison and this operates in a seamless manner for both clients and professional connections. There is a great depth of expertise that is nonetheless expressed in engaging and client-friendly terms, giving great confidence that objectives and priorities are completely understood, so that thorough advice across a wide variety of matters is effectively provided.
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