Martine is a member of Greene & Greene’s private client team
She joined the firm as part of the accounts team in March 2000, moving into the private client team in 2006, and has since gone on to qualify as an accounting technician (AAT), a tax technician (ATT), a Trust and Estate Practitioner (STEP) and most recently a Chartered Tax Adviser (CIOT). She joined the firm’s partnership in 2022.
What can Martine do for you?
Martine prides herself in offering a high standard of private client services to take clients from cradle to grave; she can advise on lifetime issues such as Wills, Powers of Attorney and tax planning through to acting in the administration of estates and trusts.
With a special interest in complex estates and those with non-domiciled clients, Martine has built up a good relationship with advisers in South Africa and New Zealand; often working with them to report estates for inheritance tax purposes here in the UK, arrange reseals of the Grant of Representation and administer the UK based assets.
Recent experience includes advising on an estate where she recognised that a simple deed of variation would result in a repayment of inheritance tax in the region of £85,000.
What else should you know?
A champion of the Wills Week campaign for St Nicholas Hospice, Greene & Greene has to date raised over £50,000 for the charity.
Martine enjoys “leisure learning”, having completed a photography course and is attempting to learn Spanish. She also enjoys cooking and can often be seen at stand-up comedy…only in the audience.
What do others say?
Thorough, clear in her explanations, personable and efficient. Nothing is too much trouble. We felt confident we were in good hands throughout. Our overall experience was excellent, and we unreservedly recommend Ms Swaep.
Legal 500 (UK) 2024
Martine Swaep is approachable, professional and has excelled in all matters connected to the probate of the estate of my late husband.
Legal 500 (UK) 2023
Thank you for your time and excellent service supporting Public Trust and our clients, dealing with beneficiaries can be challenging and very rewarding at the same time.
Sharon Vigor-Brown, Senior Trustee for Public Trust, New Zealand