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Liz Palmer is 'extremely personable and a pleasure to deal with. She and her team were responsive, listened carefully to what we wanted and helped us clarify our thoughts, explaining any legal or technical issues in a clear and pragmatic way. I would have no hesitation in recommending her'.

Client review (Nicky MacQuarrie), Citywealth Leaders List 2018

Liz Palmer provides clients with comprehensive, commercial, and tax-driven private wealth planning advice to achieve succession without dispute. She leads the Private Wealth sector and Private Client and Family teams. 

Liz advises wealthy families, entrepreneurs, and property investors on inheritance tax mitigation and the effective devolution of family wealth. 

She has particular expertise acting for non-UK resident/domiciled individuals and specialises in the creation of off shore trusts and complex asset structuring for high-net-worth individuals.

Her practice regularly involves cross-border succession planning for international clients who have personal and business assets all over the world. Her expertise extends to dealing with complexities of digital estates.

Liz deals with all forms of inheritance tax and capital gains tax planning and also advises on wills and estate planning particularly for clients with interests and connections with the US.

She has significant experience advising clients about succession, protection of  family businesses and devising family governance. 

Liz is a solicitor and chartered tax adviser (member of Chartered Institute of Taxation).

Recent work
  • Advising the trustees of offshore trusts about resettlement of beneficiaries interests - considering all aspects of UK anti-avoidance tax legislation.
  • Providing English tax and succession advice to clients with US and UK estates, devising a joined up succession plan to ensure efficiency in both jurisdictions.
  • Advising non-UK tax resident clients about the tax efficient ownership of UK real estate.
  • Helping a family business to devise and implement governance structures and family charters.
  • Acting as an independent trustee and director to implement a settlement agreement reached by parties in dispute.
  • Liz is ranked in Chambers High Net Worth 2019 for Private Wealth Law, London. She is described as "very straightforward and very good at explaining and getting to the point. She's incredibly thorough and incredibly personable."
  • Liz is ranked in Chambers HNW 2018 for Private Wealth Law, London. She is described as "approachable, warm and charismatic".
  • Liz is quoted in Legal 500 2018 for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate, London. She is described as having "great attention to detail and makes one feel at ease when discussing complex legal matters. She is very good at explaining difficult issues to her lay clients". 
  • Liz is recognised in Spear's 500 2019 as a 'top recommended tax and trusts lawyer'.

Did you know
Liz is a keen cyclist both on and off the road (she regularly takes on London traffic by cycling to work), an enthusiastic open water swimmer and Blue Peter badge holder!


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