Phillip Kite

+442037523601

Phillip Kite

Managing Partner  |  Harneys
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales (not practising)
British Virgin Islands
Anguilla


Bryan Jones

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Bryan Jones

Partner  |  Hughes Fowler Carruthers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family law
Asset protection
Children law

Q&A

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

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

What is your favourite quote?


Renato Labi

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Renato Labi

Partner  |  Hughes Fowler Carruthers
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family law
Asset protection
Children law

Q&A

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

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

What is your favourite quote?


Yindi Gesinde

+442079191057

Yindi Gesinde

Senior Associate  |  Baker Mckenzie
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Contentious Trusts – representing trustees and beneficiaries
Compliance and Investigations
Commercial Litigation

Q&A

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

I can’t pick one particular thing – it’s always a pleasure to work with my brilliant colleagues for interesting clients around the world.

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

Network!

What is your favourite quote?

“Nevertheless, she persisted” is a good, all-purpose one.


Simon Weil

+44 (0)20 7783 3527

Simon Weil

Partner  |  BDB Pitmans
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Private Wealth planning, both UK and international
Philanthropy
Charities

Q&A

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

Acting for the trustees of a UK discretionary settlement as shareholders in an insurance company based in Bermuda, pursuant to a $100m loan contracted by the company, part of the security for which had to comprise the trustees’ shareholding in the company. The transaction involved all the shareholders, the company, its UK subsidiary and the lender, together with all their respective advisers. My advice to the trustees had to take into account a number of conflicts of interest and the requirements for trustee indemnities from beneficiaries.

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

Never allow yourself to be pressured into giving advice on the hoof in the age of email/text without being absolutely sure of your ground.

What is your favourite quote?

“Brevity is the soul of wit” - Alexander Pope


Oliver Court

+44 (0)20 7849 2783

Oliver Court

Partner  |  Macfarlanes
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales


Charles Gothard

+44 (0)20 7849 2770

Charles Gothard

Partner  |  Macfarlanes
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Family offices
Asset protection
Dispute resolution


Richard Giangrande

+44 (0)207 849 2694

Richard Giangrande

Partner  |  Macfarlanes
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Non-dom cross border tax and estate planning
Advice to institutions on structuring offerings for res non-dom clients, revenue disputes, investigations and litigation

Q&A

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

Becoming a partner in the private client team, and advising two different clients in respect of long-running disputes with HMRC. Both disputes raise very interesting questions of law – one relating to residence for double tax treaty purposes, and the other relating to tax avoidance motives.

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

With the increased complexity of tax and reporting rules over recent years it is crucial to be able to offer clients thorough and up-to-date advice in a straightforward and user-friendly manner which is easy to understand. Clients assume you know the law – they want an adviser who can explain it.


Elizabeth Doherty

+44 (0)207 849 2859

Elizabeth Doherty

Partner  |  Macfarlanes
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

International/off-shore contentious trust litigation
Contentious and non-contentious Public Trustee v Cooper and mistake applications
Court of Protection applications

Q&A

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

Without doubt, my promotion to partnership: it has enhanced my ability to bring my expertise and personal perspective to challenging cases and strengthen and deepen my relationships with clients.

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

Take the time to understand the real concerns and motivations of your clients. It is only with this understanding that you can hope to help them achieve their goals and provide valuable support in the process.

What is your favourite quote?

The secret of getting ahead is getting started (Mark Twain)


Sangna Chauhan

+44 (0)20 7427 6565

Sangna Chauhan

Partner  |  Charles Russell Speechlys
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cross-border estate planning and probate
Tax
Succession planning

Q&A

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

Being in the honoured position of becoming a truly trusted adviser to a family with UK, Israeli, French and US connections. It is work that I love for a family that treat me as one of them. This year alone, I have been invited to a bar mitzvah, a wedding and a funeral. Being in this position has helped me to move beyond advising only on specific tax or succession problems, and instead help them with the bigger picture.

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

Never forget to be yourself – that is what clients, colleagues and intermediaries respond to.

What is your favourite quote?

"I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” Maya Angelou