Ingrid McCleave

Partner

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

Wellers Wealth Tax and Law

020 3909 8576 Email Ingrid

Ingrid is Head of Wellers Wealth, a private client and tax advisory service at Wellers and a Partner within the firm. She brings with her extensive experience and knowledge of taxation and trust law. Wellers Wealth provides an invaluable service to business owners/directors and high net worth individuals and their advisers.

After completing her LLB (Hons) in Business Law at Guildhall University where she studied company law, taxation and related subjects, Ingrid studied at the Inns of Court School of Law and was called to the Bar in 1995, specialising in European Competition Law and International Trade.

 Ingrid’s first position was at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Edinburgh where she worked as a corporate tax senior in the Corporate Tax and Life Insurance Tax Department of the Financial Services Division as a tax advisor for large banks and insurance companies. This involved working as part of a team of three looking at tax planning strategies for multi-national insurance companies, leading often to international corporate restructuring for tax purposes. Ingrid was initially recruited to prepare a report to be disclosed during a tax investigation by the Revenue involving the tax treatment under the pre anti avoidance legislation of a box option, which was the underlying investment for the insurance companies guaranteed income bond.  

Ingrid was then asked to join Arthur Andersen (the 4th largest accountancy firm worldwide at the time) where she managed the tax compliance for a portfolio of clients which included a number of investment companies and a Japanese bank with branches in England.  

During her period at Arthur Andersen she co-wrote the Tax Guide to Europe, an internal publication that was sent to Andersen’s clients. This involved writing a chapter on each European country, summarising the corporate tax, income tax, indirect tax and capital taxes of each country. 

Ingrid then transferred to Treasury within Andersen’s (due to her prior experience of derivative instruments) where she worked as part of a team designing derivative products which banks and insurance companies used as the underlying investments for the products they sold their clients. 

Ingrid then moved to Numerica (the 15th largest UK accountancy firm at the time) as a Tax Manager focusing on owner managed businesses. There she was Head of Corporate Tax Planning and Stamp Duty. She also continued working in International Tax drafting reports for overseas clients with business interest in the UK. This involved proactive tax planning on behalf of the individual and the company, often involving international relocation and restructuring.   

In 2004 Ingrid converted to become a solicitor and has worked predominantly in law firms after a short spell lecturing Law at Brighton University. During her career as a solicitor Ingrid has worked as a Senior Associate and Head of Tax and Private Client in a Legal 500 firm in Central London.

 Ingrid regularly lectures on Trust and Taxation and Business Succession courses for the Society of Will Writers and The Association of Accountants as well as to a number of group of financial advisers.

 Ingrid initially studied piano and composition at Trinity College of Music in London and then went on to teach piano and woodwind at Eastbourne College and until recently, whilst living in Edinburgh, Ingrid gave regular piano recitals at the Edinburgh Society for Musicians.

 


Chiamaka Okeke

Solicitor

Residential Conveyancing

01732 441342 Email Chiamaka

Chiamaka is a property solicitor working for the residential property team in Sevenoaks.


Julija Kazlauskaite

Solicitor

Commercial Property

020 7481 6391 Email Julija

Julija is a solicitor working in the Commercial Property department of our Wellers Reece-Jones office in Sevenoaks.

Julija graduated from Leeds Beckett University with a First Class Honours degree in Law in 2018, during which she received the prestigious “Leeds Law School Prize Awarded for the Best Overall Performance” for the final year of her undergraduate studies due to her academic excellence.

Following completion of her Law degree, Julija joined Wellers Hedleys in October 2018 as a part-time Administrative Assistant based in the Butler House office in Surrey, where she primarily assisted the Town, Parish and Community Council department in carrying out day-to-day tasks.

Alongside her role at Wellers Hedleys, Julija also embarked on her part-time Legal Practice Course with a Masters in Law at the University of Law in Guildford, for which she secured the “Law First Postgraduate Scholarship”. Julija successfully completed her postgraduate studies with an overall Distinction in 2020, following which she was offered and accepted a Trainee Solicitor role in the firm’s London office, which Julija started in September 2020.

During her first seat, Julija trained in the Residential Property department, working closely with Luke Roberts, a property solicitor in the London office, and his team. During this time, she worked on various new build and non-new build conveyancing transactions. Being involved in numerous cases deepened her knowledge and understanding of how to successfully handle a variety of tasks for clients to achieve their objectives effectively.

In her spare time, Julija particularly enjoys spending time outdoors, attending the gym to stay fit, cooking and listening to podcasts about human psychology and history.


Kate Pipe

Solicitor

Charity

020 3831 2666 Email Kate

Kate was admitted as a solicitor in Canada in 2017 and has over four years’ experience advising charities and social sector clients on a wide range of legal matters including in relation to establishment and incorporation, governance practices, fundraising, mergers, restructures, regulation, and compliance.

Before joining Wellers, Kate worked as a lawyer in a top-tier charity practice in Sydney, Australia where she advised a number of household name charities on various aspects of their operations.

Kate is the co-author of the ‘Community Organisations’ chapter of The Law Handbook: Your practical Guide of the law in NSW (15th ed).

In her spare time Kate enjoys yoga, spinning classes and travelling.


Mariam Baraki

Solicitor

Charity

Parish Council services

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

01372 750109 Email Mariam

Mariam is a solicitor and a key member of the Parish Council advice team, based in our Surrey offices.

With a broad base of legal experience, Mariam is also able to advise on property, charity law and private client matters, including Wills, Powers of Attorney and probate.


Ana-Maria Badeanu

Solicitor

Company & Commercial Law

020 3892 8760 Email Ana-Maria

Ana-Maria is a Company and Commercial solicitor working at our London City office.

Ana-Maria: qualified in 2019 and has specialised in corporate and commercial matters. She has experience in helping clients with the acquisition and the sale of corporate entities; as well as dealing with corporate governance matters. On the commercial aspect, Ana-Maria has experience in drafting a wide range of contracts and agreements, including manufacturing agreements, personal guarantees and general commercial terms of business.

In her spare time Ana-Maria is part of her local church and spends her time either at the gym or Latin dancing. She also enjoys learning new languages and cooking for her friends and family.


Manveen Padda

Solicitor

Divorce

Family

020 7481 6393 Email Manveen

Manveen is an experienced Family Law solicitor who works in our London City office. Since qualifying in 2004 Manveen has practiced solely in Family Law. She is an accredited specialist in finance and children issues, having conducted many cases of considerable wealth, cross jurisdictional issues and complex financial and children arrangements.

Manveen has dealt with cases involving all levels of wealth (high, medium and low) often achieving favourable outcomes for her clients. This has involved dealing with assets involving either one property or a large property portfolio, pensions, international assets, companies and business assets. Often these cases involve issues of non-disclosure, non-compliance and attempts to dissipate assets. Manveen will leave no stone unturned and as and when necessary she will advise on the appropriate remedies available to her clients to ensure the most positive outcome. Through her work in Family Law Manveen has filed applications for freezing orders concerning assets and accounts, obtained cost orders for chronic failures by the opponent and issued applications for enforcement remedies to implement orders.

Manveen also has experience of assisting clients with preparing pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

In Children matters Manveen has represented parents in Children Arrangement Disputes including contact and residence as well as abduction, relocation and also enforcement remedies for failing to adhere to the terms of court orders with penalties to the opponent to undertake unpaid work.

In addition to the above Manveen will deal with other wider areas of family Law such as cohabitation disputes, Separation and Appeals to a higher court. Manveen has a reported case from the Court of Appeal on cohabitation (Slater v Condappa [2012] EWCA Civ 1506).


Adam Hogg

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

020 3831 2668 Email

Adam is a Private Client solicitor, based in our London City office, able to advise on Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Probate and estate administration.


Helen Warren

Solicitor

Family

020 8290 3985 Email Helen

Helen has been a solicitor specialising in family law for over 18 years. She was a Partner at her previous firm for 11 years before joining Wellers solicitors in July 2019. Helen studied Law with German Law at King's College University of London and Passau University Germany, obtaining both an LLB (Hons) and a Diploma in German Law in 1997. She completed the Legal Practice Course at the College of Law London in 1998 and is a member of Resolution, the Law Society's Family Law Accreditation Scheme and Bromley and District Law Society's Committee.

Helen helps clients with all aspects of family law – divorce and separation, cohabitation, civil partnerships, pre- and post- nuptial agreements, financial matters (e.g. property, pensions, shares, business assets, inherited wealth), domestic violence and children issues.  With regard to children, she has covered both public and private children law cases including relocation, child abduction, child arrangement orders and prohibited steps orders.

Helen has a friendly and approachable manner.  Whilst sympathetic to a client’s needs, she is always honest and realistic about the likely outcome.  Helen will always try through negotiation and mediation to reach a fair settlement but if this fails, she aims to achieve very good results at Court.
Helen’s interests out of work include travel, theatre and cinema.


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Daniela Koceva

Solicitor

Power of Attorney, Wills, Trusts & Estate

0208 290 7979 Email Daniela

Daniela is a private client solicitor within our Bromley office where she acts for clients in relation to various matters including the preparation of Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney, Court of Protection matters, lifetime succession and estate planning and the administration of estates. She acts for a range of clients including individuals, families and other organisations and is an associate member of the Solicitors for the Elderly.

Daniela graduated from the Open University in 2016 with a first class law degree, and from The University of Law in 2018 after completing the Legal Practice Course with Distinction and fully qualified as a solicitor in September 2020.

Daniela enjoys travel, good food, spending time with her family in the UK, and visiting family abroad. She is multilingual, able to speak Macedonian, Serbian and Bulgarian.