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Nick Rucker



National Head of Tax, Trusts & Estates

I am the national Head of Tax, Trusts & Estates and I run the Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth London and International teams.

I have a background in corporate and private client law with particular interest in international structuring, investment structures, tax, family and private offices and investment of all sorts. I spent five years outside the legal profession as a banker at UBS in their UK Investment Banking team specialising in investment funds.

I am interested in all areas of private wealth and making Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth the wealth advisor of choice in the UK.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I was inspired to get into law by my father who is a judge but it was the legal aspects of business and the individuals who own those businesses which really interested me.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

I am fascinated by building a new type of business in the private wealth space from within a regulated law firm that has professional ethics at its core (not something you can say about the majority of regulated financial services businesses).

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

I love spending time with my family, and enjoy all sorts of sport - whether participating or watching (cycling, skiing, rugby, cricket particularly) – and anything that could be called a “country pursuit”.


"Really good mix of technical excellence and business acumen" - Legal 500, 2018/19

“Irwin Mitchell has 'a significant offering', and 'is becoming an agile competitor' under the leadership of Nick Rucker” - Legal 500

“Nick Rucker is a very energetic and enthusiastic individual” - Chambers & Partners

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 06/11/2018
    Government Announces Proposed Big Rise In Probate Fees

    “The announcement that hugely increased probate fees are going ahead in April - a new ‘death tax’ - is a new tax in all but name and could have serious consequences for the collection of inheritance tax. “It is described in the Minister’s statement as ‘a fair and more progressive way to pay for probate services’ which is misleading as the current fees cover the cost of providing this service. It is laudable to lift the lower value estates out of paying fees at all, by raising the threshold value of estates to £50,000, but it is being used as a way to raise more money to ‘be spent on running the courts and tribunal service’ – or rather, a tax.”

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  • 05/11/2018
    Leading Immigration Partner Joins Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth’s Tax, Trusts and Estates Team In London

    “We are delighted to have Philip join to head our immigration team in London as he is a highly experienced lawyer with a great reputation for his work helping high-net worth individuals. “Philip has a long career that has helped to significantly shape today’s immigration law and we’re looking forward to seeing what someone of Philip’s calibre will bring to our existing team in London, particularly with Brexit looming on the horizon. “He is a respected lawyer and his work will help Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth’s London and national Tax, Trusts and Estates team to grow even more as well as help to put our immigration practice on the map.”

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  • 31/10/2018
    2018 Budget: Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth Experts React To Announcements

    “The continued and deepened assistance for first time buyers via SDLT is to be welcome and given the delayed nature of most of the measures announced, it is a pleasant surprise that this relief will be retrospective. Additional funding for the housing infrastructure fund will need to be closely monitored as the supply site problems in the market are well documented and it is essential they are addressed in reality rather than just in theory.”

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  • 26/02/2018
    New Senior Associate In London Immigration Team At Irwin Mitchell Private Wealth

    “We’re very pleased to have Mandeep as part of the immigration team in London, arguably one of the foremost high-end immigration capitals of the world. Our existing offering of a wide spectrum of immigration advice, particularly relating to business immigration for high-net-worth individuals, will be boosted by her significant expertise in the area. “Immigration is a massively growing space for the Private Wealth division and with Mandeep’s arrival, we will be able to both increase our capacity for business immigration matters as well as work on more matters with the wider Private Wealth and BLS arms of the firm. A collaborative approach is very much the focus of the firm and we look forward to strengthening our relationships with our colleagues as well as with our immigration clients. ”I look forward to introducing Mandeep to everyone and know she will fit well into the Private Wealth ethos and team.”

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