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John Annetts

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Work 020 3755 5362
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Howard Kennedy LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner. John specialises in the administration of high-value and complex estates, often containing business assets and offshore elements. As part of his work in this field, he advises on post-death planning and tax mitigation opportunities using deeds of variation and the restructuring of assets. John also acts for high-net-worth individuals and families, advising them on their lifetime UK tax and estate planning, which will often involve preparing complex wills and creating trusts to protect family assets for future generations. John advises UK trustees on both trust law and taxation issues, and deals with matters involving the Office of the Public Guardian, including preparing and registering lasting powers of attorney.

Career

Trained Taylor Joynson Garrett (now Taylor Wessing); qualified 2000; partner Howard Kennedy 2012.

Member

Chartered Institute of Taxation; Association of Tax Technicians; Private Client Section of the Law Society.

Education

Lancing College (A level, BBC); Royal Holloway College, University of London (BA (Hons) Ancient History 2(1)); College of Law, Guildford (Common Professional Exam, commendation; Legal Practice Course, commendation).

Leisure

Time with family, 5 a side football, trail running and general interest in playing/watching sport when I have the time!


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Howard Kennedy LLP is ‘technically and practically excellent on the complex offshore issues that affect non-UK domiciles and the relevant property regime for inheritance tax purposes. However, above all, it is a client-centric firm’. Liz Palmer is ‘incisive, thorough and unrelentingly logical in her application of complex legal provisions. Combined with this she genuinely cares about her clients and works hard to ensure that there are practical solutions’. John Annetts is ‘an excellent lawyer, meaning he is more than technically good. He is also pragmatic and easy to get along with in dealing with technical legal points/difficulties for the most complex clients with large assets’. The ‘very soundSimon Malkiel is ‘thorough and always ensures that every point that may help or hinder his client has been fully examined. He thinks logically but creatively about problem solving’. Michael Lewis is ‘approachable, knowledgeable and focused on achieving the client’s objectives’.

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