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I think Liz is excellent and instils confidence. She is very thorough and easy to deal with, technically very good. She's the complete package.

Chambers HNW 2023

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 Palmer is a star – very strong technically and lovely to work with." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Liz Palmer is extremely smart, pragmatic, and sensible with her fees. She is always a total pleasure to work with, courteous, respectful and thoroughly likeable." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Liz Palmer is highly intelligent and always a pleasure to work with." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • "Prompt, proactive services at reasonable prices. Liz Palmer – prompt replies, excellent technical knowledge applied practically and one of the nicest people in the private client world to deal with." Legal 500 UK 2024
  • Ranked Band 4, Private Wealth Law, Chambers HNW 2023
  • "It is always a pleasure to work with Liz. She is extremely responsive and client-friendly." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "Liz has great technical knowledge but is also a brilliant people person and has practical solutions." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "She has a very good focus on her client's best interests, and has a really good overview of everything going on with her clients." Chambers HNW 2023
  • "I think Liz is excellent and instils confidence. She is very thorough and easy to deal with, technically very good. She's the complete package." Chambers HNW 2023
  • Recognised in the Best Lawyers Index 2023 for Wealth Management Practice
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Private client: Personal tax, trusts and probate, Legal 500 2023
  • "Liz Palmer is a great private client lawyer: practical, approachable, responsive and attuned to a client’s needs." Legal 500 2023
  • "Liz Palmer is the next generation of excellent, technical, common sense advice and on top is a truly lovely person." Legal 500 2023
  • "We have been working with Liz Palmer for many years. She is very knowledgeable about UK, offshore trust structures and is up to date with all the regulatory and legal changes affecting tax planning. The client always comes first with Liz, she always delivers good advice in a timely way". Legal 500 2023
  • Ranked, Private Wealth Law, Chambers HNW 2022
  • "I trust her judgement completely. She is able to explain the pros and cons of the options, which helps me make decisions easily." Chambers HNW 2022
  • "She has a razor-sharp intellect, is incredibly relatable and able to build trust and confidence naturally." Chambers HNW 2022
  • Listed as Key Lawyer, Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate, Legal 500 2022
  • "Liz Palmer has great instincts in solving complex cross-jurisdictional issues." Legal 500 2022
  • "High quality of advice. Personal and effective service. Finds solutions to complex issues. Liz Palmer." Legal 500 2022
  • "Liz Palmer is very capable – she is always on top of her game, calm, commercially minded and very nice." Legal 500 2022

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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