Private client veteran retires after over 40 years at Penningtons Manches

04/02/2019 Will Sidery

After over 40 years at UK law firm Penningtons Manches, private client solicitor and former eprivateclient 50 Most Influential, Chris Lintott, has retired from the firm.

Based in the firm’s London office and having qualified in 1975 having gained an MA from Keble College, Oxford, Chris was a partner at Penningtons Manches from 2000 until 2015, when he became senior counsel. Alongside his late wife Lesley, who was the firm’s managing partner and later chief executive from 1997 to 2008, Chris was instrumental in helping grow and develop its private client offering. 

Recognised as an eprivateclient 50 Most Influential in 2014 and 2017, Chris’ work has covered all aspects of private client law, with an emphasis on high-level international and cross-border estate and asset structuring, taking into account both tax and issues of control and succession.  His clients have come from all parts of the world, particularly the USA, Latin America and India.

Tax and succession issues in relation to family businesses have been a particular interest, and Chris is Chair of the STEP Business Families Special Interest Group. He was Chair of STEP City of London branch for eight years and was elected to STEP Council as representative for the City of London. He is also a member of the University of Oxford Chancellor’s Court of Benefactors. 

Clare Archer, head of private client and tax at Penningtons Manches said: “Chris’s contribution to the development of the firm’s private client offering cannot be overstated. His commitment to his clients and colleagues and determination to realise the best possible outcome in every case is an inspiration.  On both a personal and professional level, Chris has been an exemplary colleague and mentor. We will miss him dearly and wish him every happiness in his retirement.”

Outside of work Chris is a passionate wine and cricket lover, as demonstrated by his membership of the Wine Society Dining Club and both the MCC and Surrey CCC and eprivateclient hopes both of these passions will get more of the attention they deserve. We hope that readers will join us in wishing Chris a long and happy retirement…

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