Charlie Maydon Grace

Senior Solicitor  |  Macfarlanes
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Residency and domiciliation
Tax

Q&A

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

Working with our litigation team on a high-value dispute with HMRC involving the individual settlor and the trustees. This involved a multi-billion pound structure across multiple jurisdictions and we had two simultaneous court actions running against HMRC. It involved working with various different firms and settlement discussions with HMRC.

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

The best advice I have been given is that as you become more senior it is your chance to shape your career - no one else will do it for you. Try and keep a cool head - the best partners to work for are those that are unflappable, and you should be the same as an assistant. Look for mentors in your firm that can help you navigate your career.

What is your favourite quote?

“You make your own luck,” Ernest Hemingway.