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Bernadette O'Reilly

Bernadette O'Reilly

Bernadette O'Reilly

Cambridge Office Head of Private Client


Bernadette is Head of Private Client in our Cambridge Office.


Bernadette has considerable experience of advising clients on a range of Private Client matters, particularly those with a foreign element. She advises UK and international clients on Wills, Powers of Attorney, Trusts, Tax and Succession Planning and often deals with foreign aspects such as domicile, residency, UK property ownership by non-domiciliaries and offshore Trusts. As well as advising individuals on the use and establishment of Trusts, she advises Trustees on their powers and duties. She also deals with the administration of Estates.


Bernadette read History at the University of Warwick. She trained at City firm, Lawrence Graham and joined Speechly Bircham on qualification in 1993. She moved to Mishcon de Reya as a Senior Assistant in 1995 before joining Anderson Legal in 1997 as a Senior Manager. She was a Senior Associate at S J Berwin from 2004 until she joined Hewitsons as a Partner in 2011.

Additional information

Bernadette is a member of STEP (the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners).

She is named as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 2021 Guide

The Inheritance and Succession team has been commended by The Times Best Law Firms 2020.

Hewitsons LLP

Hewitsons LLP

Date of Qualification

15th October, 1993

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"Friendly, informative and professional"
Mrs M

'Bernadette O'Reilly knows her subject and explains things so they are easy to understand.'
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“Bernadette O’Reilly is particularly empathetic with clients dealing with emotional circumstances.”
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