Top Ten Tax & Trust Lawyers
The head of the private client department at Taylor Wessing, Nick Warr notes a ‘growing professionalism’ among his clients regarding their tax, governance and inheritance affairs. ‘People are much more aware of the need to preserve wealth – it’s become part of their business strategy,’ he says. His practice is predominantly international. When it comes to the UK, he says, ‘there’s probably more of an exodus rather than inbound flow – particularly in the financial services industry’. ‘From a perspective of another reasonably benign jurisdiction, the UK looks choppy. If the UK becomes more expensive than France, eyebrows will be raised. The US is on an upwards trajectory, both from a capital perspective and also people moving there.’ Warr, named tax and trust lawyer of the year at the 2018 Spear’s Wealth Management Awards, continues to live up to his strong reputation. His client base consists of business owners, finance executives and professional trustees in various jurisdictions. One source notes Warr’s ‘amazing ability to solve problems’, adding that ‘he’s very well equipped to deal with high-pressure clients’. Another says: ‘Non-domiciled tax planning is a big part of his practice and his advice is very clear, pragmatic and straightforward.