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Frances Davies

Director, Progeny Private Law

Frances specialises in tax and succession planning for high-net-worth multi-generational families, and for business owners seeking to protect their assets and to find ways to pass their wealth on to future generations.

She has a particular interest and expertise in planning using trust structures.

Frances trained at Addleshaw Goddard (then Booth & Co), where she worked for almost ten years. She then moved to Gordons LLP and remained there for 12 years, before becoming a founding Director of Progeny Private Law.

In 2016, Frances was part of a four-woman team that set a new world record for rowing across the North Sea. She successfully completed the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge with three other women, breaking the world record for being the oldest-female-crew to row any ocean. In 2018, she completed the Marathon des Sables – said to be ‘the toughest footrace on earth’ – a 156-mile race through the Sahara Desert over six days, in temperatures of up to 50°C.

Frances is married and lives with her husband and two sons in York.