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Catherine Pugsley

Senior Associate  |  Maurice Turnor Gardner
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales
Italy

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cross border administration of estates and trusts
Cross border estate and succession planning
Asset holding structures and Asset protection

Q&A

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

I took great satisfaction in restructuring a group of trusts so that the underlying corporate assets and businesses were reorganised into geographical area groups and placed into separate trusts. A huge value of debt, that had been lent into the structure on an ad hoc basis, was documented and novated through each of the structures. We dealt with forced heirship issues, family disputes, amendments to the tax legislation and a flighty UBO.

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

Whatever life throws in your path, sidestep it and keep ploughing the same furrow.

What is your favourite quote?

“All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well,” Lady Julian of Norwich.