Stuart Smyth

Counsel  |  Maurice Turnor Gardner


Estates: Planning

Relocation and Cross-Border Advisory

Trusts: Planning

Office Location

United Kingdom

Short Biography

Stuart has a broad practice across private wealth matters. His experience includes advising UK centric clients on their estate planning, Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorneys. He also has extensive experience advising international clients (families, entrepreneurs, family offices and trustees) on complex international tax planning which often involves cross-border aspects. Stuart advises individuals on their pre-arrival planning when coming to the UK and provides on-going advice on the UK system once UK tax resident. His expertise includes advising families on the establishment and governance of asset holding structures. He has particular interest and experience in private corporate matters such as the re-organisation of private companies when it is time for control and value to be passed to the next generation.

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What was your first job?

Painter and decorator during the school holidays

What is the book you recommend to everyone?

The Years of Lyndon Johnson by Robert Caro (especillaly volume 2!)

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