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Sue Laing

Partner  |  Boodle Hatfield
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Personal and estate planning
Succession planning
Asset protection

Q&A

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

Being very closely involved in helping one family to create and fund a huge new charitable initiative, which required complex tax and trust planning as well as all of the usual charity considerations. The facility that we have created will become a centre of excellence in the medical sphere, delivering tangible and wide ranging benefits in one particular field of medicine for many years to come.

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

The key is to understand your clients properly, so invest time in getting to know all members of a family, their trustees, their businesses and the environment/sector in which they operate.

What is your favourite quote?

“Don't think of yourself as indispensable or infallible. The cemeteries of the world are full of indispensable men,” Charles De Gaulle.