Tax: Private Client
Ranking: Star Individual
A supremely respected junior, with a huge reputation for her private client expertise. Specialises in tax and trust advice, particularly on offshore trust structures, for high net worth individuals.
“Her particular expertise and skill is in the Inheritance Tax field and in non-domicile tax, which she is excellent at.” “She has a real insight into how the Revenue think and so she brings a really interesting and helpful take on things. She is not an aggressive advocate, but instead she is collaborative, which is winning for the judges because they will listen.” (2019)
. . . “Remains the go-to person at the private client tax Bar. She has the ear of the HMRC and, where other barristers merely assert their opinion, she tells you what HMRC’s view really is.” “She is one of the best in the UK. She is very direct and you can really see the wood through the trees. She is very good at working through reams of complex detail and at co-ordinating all third parties, like lawyers and accountants, to work as a cohesive team.” (2018)
Her practice focuses on private client tax, on matters such as trust reorganisation, the structuring of offshore trusts and companies, and IHT and CGT planning for UK-domiciled clients. Personal tax issues on divorce and employee benefit matters increasingly feature in her caseload. “She is the pre-eminent expert on all matters to do with tax of trusts and offshore trusts. She is top of the tree for that – an absolute star.” “She has extensive knowledge of the field and you know if you get an opinion from her, it’s going to be very difficult for the Revenue to argue against it.” (2017)