Lilly Whale


Lilly Whale is a specialist solicitor advising individuals and families in relation to inheritance tax, administration of estates, the formation of family trusts and estate planning. Lilly also has experience in the preparation of tax-efficient Wills, sometimes with an international element, and in preparing Lasting Powers of Attorney.

She also advises on general estate planning and the creation and administration of trusts, and matters concerning charities and charity law.

Lilly brings a calm mind to matters involving complex individuals, large families and different generations.

Lilly regularly contributes to the mainstream and specialist press; recently she was featured in a Financial Times’ reader’s question and prior to that co-authored the FT Adviser’s CPD guide to working with complex modern families.

She joined Goodman Derrick in September 2017 having completed the GDL and LPC at BPP Law School and a degree in Classics from the University of Leeds.


  • 2013-2015 BPP Law School
  • 2010-2013 University of Leeds
  • 2002-2009 James Allen’s Girls’ School

Out of the office

Lilly enjoys travelling, going to the theatre and art galleries, walking and reading.