Louise Stoten

Founding Partner  |  New Quadrant Partners
JURISDICTION

United Kingdom, Malta

TOP SPECIALISMS

Relocation and Cross-Border Advisory

Family Governance

Charitable Planning/ Advisory

Q&A

Why did you become a lawyer?

I started my career as a stockbroker but realised that my career would be subject to the vagaries of markets and preferred to advise clients on long term strategic issues

What advice would you give a trainee just starting out?

Be honest and true to yourself and your clients. It makes for the happiest long term relationships.

Did you have a mentor who supported you in your early career? What was the most valuable thing they taught you?

Never put anything in writing to a client that you would not say to their face. Therefore avoid legal jargon.

What do you think will be the most significant trend in your practice over the next 12 months?

Helping clients develop long term strategies for wealth transmission, working with the next generation on ESG and philanthropy and helping people define a purpose for their wealth.

What is the most unusual or shocking request you've ever had from a client?

I was once asked if it would be possible to charter a boat to move cash from one country to another because there was no correspondent bank to deal with the transaction within the timeframe. All legal and above board, we just needed to change situs of asset very quickly. Needless to say we found a simpler solution

What's your favourite midnight snack when you're in late from the office?

I am always in bed before midnight nowadays!

What was your top lockdown box-set?

Yellowstone, fantastic dysfunctional family feuds over money with great cowboy boots

What do you do when you're not working? Any hobbies?

Organic Farming and health advocacy

What would you do if you weren't a lawyer?

Organic farming, Run a yoga retreat and Ski during the winter

What is the book you'd recommend to everyone?

The Metabolic approach to Cancer, by Nash Winters. Might be the most life saving book you ever read

What song will never fail to get you on the dance floor?

RESPECT by Aretha Franklin