Gillian Kennedy-Smith

Gillian Kennedy-Smith

Principal Associate

  • London
  • +(44)(0)20 7648 9240
  • +(44)(0)7435 787724
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What can Gillian do for you?

Gillian focuses on helping our international clients with their cross border succession and tax planning and often project manages global planning, simplifying and clarifying the process of taking advice for her clients. She also advises on domicile and Statutory Residence Test matters. Her clients usually have interests in other countries and are affected by both UK laws and foreign laws.

Supporting your ambitions

She is a member of the: Association of Tax Technicians and Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. On a recent instruction Gillian utilised these skills to assess and advise upon the technical succession and Indian Treaty Domicile position her clients faced. A balance of all the different laws and regimes they were exposed to was achieved, enabling them to realize their global planning objectives. She worked closely with the client's accountant and project managed global advisers on the client's behalf throughout leading them through the steps of estate planning and lifetime planning.

What do others say?

'Gillian Kennedy-Smith is very experienced, but deals with clients compassionately to achieve their intentions in relation to their private wealth.' Legal 500 Testimonial.

Our Private Client team is recognised as a STEP Platinum Employer Partner, being a global standard for technical training and expertise in the team.

What else should you know?

Gillian was born and grew up overseas giving her an interest in the balance of how different laws can affect people. She was largely educated in the UK and upon qualification spent eight years working offshore before returning to the UK. This experience gives her an insightful and practical understanding of the issues and concerns her client face.

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