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James Quarmby

Head of Private Wealth, Partner  |  Stephenson Harwood
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Succession planning
Asset holding structures
Tax

Q&A

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

Apart from winning the award for private client practice of the year 2017(wealthbriefing), it was working on creating Jersey's largest ever Foundation, designed to hold assets of over $20billion, represented mainly by artistic property. This was a fascinating transaction and one I would love to repeat.

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

If you are into tax then get your CTA tax exams, it will give you an edge over your colleagues.
Be focussed, define your goals and be relentless in achieving them. If you change jobs, always make sure that the move improves your CV and does not diminish it (particularly note for people who change jobs too frequently).

What is your favourite quote?

“A problem deferred is a problem solved.”