Kyra Motley

+44 20 7079 8223

Kyra Motley

Partner  |  Boodle Hatfield
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

United Kingdom

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

UK tax advice for clients in an international context
International wealth structuring
Sharia wealth planning

Q&A

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

A highlight has been really growing my practice in the first year of being a Partner, which grew four-fold and continues to grow. This is so rewarding as it brings in more work from existing clients where I am able to provide a holistic full service family office offering to the client. A new client instruction is rewarding as the holistic approach encourages families to remain clients of the firm for centuries to come.

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

I would recommend that new lawyers in the private client world find a distinguishing feature for their practice that differentiates them from all other private client lawyers. I would also advise that they strive above and beyond the everyday legal work required by the client and by providing additional services they will build a very strong relationship with the client as a trusted advisor.


Phillip Kite

+442037523601

Phillip Kite

Managing Partner  |  Harneys
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

England and Wales (not practising)
British Virgin Islands
Anguilla


Bryan Jones

+442074218383

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

+442074218383

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

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


Gabriele Colombaioni

+44 (0)207 374 0299

Gabriele Colombaioni

Associate  |  Maisto e Associati
JURISDICTIONS QUALIFIED IN

Italy

TOP 3 AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Cross-border taxation of HNWIs with a focus on UK-Italy topics
Taxation of trusts and estates
Asset holding structures

Q&A

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

Advising on a private equity investment of a HNWI resident in Italy under the Italian forfeit tax regime. Assisting a trustee in relation to the collapsing of a trust structure with Italian assets and Italian resident beneficiaries. Advising a trustee on the consequences stemming from the transfer to Italy under the Italian forfait tax regime of a trust beneficiary

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

Living in a global world means that your clients will expect you to be aware of global developments that may affect them. Build a reliable international network with whom you can work seamlessly as it will be extremely valuable for your clients.

What is your favourite quote?

“It always seems impossible until it’s done”


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

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.