Ian Richards

Called: 1971

Ian Richards

Ian Richards advises in all areas of tax, especially in respect of offshore trusts and non-domiciled UK residents, personal tax planning for high net worth individuals (including many household names in the entertainment sector and other industries) and providing tax strategies for sheltering future profits and gains. He has substantial experience in negotiating with the Inland Revenue.

  • Career

    Called 1971, Lincoln’s Inn

  • Publications

    Tax Editor, Revenue Volume, Halsbury’s Laws

    Butterworths Encyclopaedia Forms and Precedents

    Akins Court Forms

    Co-author Tax Advisers Guide to Trusts (Tolley’s)

    Hong Kong Stamp Duty (Longmans)

  • Memberships

    Revenue Bar Association

    London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association

  • Education

    Exeter University (BA Hons)

  • The Chambers Guide says...

    Tax: Private Client

    Ranking: Leading Junior, Tier 3

    ‘As well as an acute knowledge of complex tax issues – particularly those involving offshore taxation issues – he has a very commercial mindset.’ (2020)

    A highly regarded tax barrister, who specialises in advising on offshore trusts, domiciled issues and tax planning for ultra high net worth individuals. “He’s very knowledgeable and careful, and drafts beautifully.” (2019)

    Significant experience representing a broad range of private clients, including ultra high net worth individuals, international sporting individuals and entertainers. He assists his clients with residency status matters, offshore trusts and techniques to preserve and protect wealth and future gains. (2018)

  • The Legal 500 says...

    Private Client: Personal Tax
    Ranking: Leading Juniors, Tier 3                                                                                                                            

    ‘Vastly experienced in offshore tax matters.’ (2021)

    ‘He is very knowledgeable.’ (2020)

    ‘He has very detailed knowledge on the taxation of non-domiciled taxpayers.’ (2019)


  • Chambers and Partners HNW says...

    Tax: Private Client
    Ranking: Leading Juniors

    “very experienced in relation to owner managed businesses.”