The past 12 months have seen Boodle Hatfield’s private client head Simon Rylatt guiding clients through a haze of change.
You might wonder how Baker McKenzie’s head of wealth management in London finds time for his expansive role: Ashley Crossley also leads its European and Middle East Wealth Management practice groups and its Russia/CIS practice, as well as coordinating the firm’s global banking relationships.
It’s been another busy year for Mark Buzzoni and his heavy-hitting tax practice, fuelled by a surge in planning demand and changes to domicile rules – changes that certainly haven’t hurt Taylor Wessing’s healthy revenue stream.
To her UHNW clients, Ceris Gardner isn’t just an eminent solicitor – she’s also a trusted adviser on international tax, succession and the establishment of UK and offshore trusts to immigration, philanthropy, art and heritage property matters.
The influential national head of BDO’s private client team is in demand. Paul Ayres has just experienced the busiest tax year-end in two decades, as the government implements its long-planned shake-up of the UK non-dom regime – a shake-up that’s forced ‘a lot of people to come out of the woodwork’ and review their affairs. ‘Some of them haven’t had anyone kicking the tyres – ever, probably,’ he says.