Sophie St John

Partner  |  BDB Pitmans


Estates: Planning

Trusts: Planning

Tax Advisory

Office Location

United Kingdom

Short Biography

I provide UK resident, and international, individuals, their families, trustees and family offices with advice on a wide range of UK legal and tax issues relating to estate and succession planning, wealth holding and preservation structures such as trusts, UK tax planning and probate. For example, I advise on inheritance tax (including related double tax treaties), residence and domicile, the creation and operation of trusts, wills and lasting powers of attorney. I have a particular focus and interest in advising internationally mobile individuals and families with a global footprint in connection with the issues they face in the context of cross border planning and frequently works with local professionals from relevant jurisdictions, coordinating cross border advice.

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

There are too many to choose from in London. A current personal favourite is Kutir.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

What was your first job?

Cataloguing information for a consultant in a hospital.

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

In the current political and economic climate I anticipate tax changes and tax increases.