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Anna Gaston

Counsel  |  Maurice Turnor Gardner
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Trusts and structuring
Estate planning
Philanthropy

Q&A

What has been the highlight of your practice over the past 12 months?

Assisting a client to restructure a very high value international philanthropic venture, involving working with the client's lawyers in each jurisdiction to find a structure which would be tax efficient and effective for its charitable purposes in each location.

How did you get into private client?

I trained at Boodle Hatfield LLP, and on qualification moved to Jersey to work in Bedell Cristin's International Private Client team.

What advice would you give rising stars/new lawyers in the private client world?

Attention to detail. Take the time to read and re-read every document, letter and even email you send out to anyone (colleague or client).

What is your favourite quote?

“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop,” Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

Do you have any outside interests or hobbies?

Walking my (lockdown) puppy and painting.

When the restaurants reopen, where would you like to go?

A lovely Middle Eastern restaurant recently opened near me and is a fast favourite!