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Liz Palmer

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Howard Kennedy LLP

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Partner and Head of Private Client & Family. Liz advises a variety of clients about the establishment and structuring of trusts for the effective devolution of family wealth and tax mitigation. 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. 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 USA. Liz is dual qualified being a solicitor and chartered tax adviser.


Trained Davenport Lyons; qualified 1996; partner Howard Kennedy (then Finers Stephens Innocent) 2001.


International Business Structuring Association; Chartered Institute of Taxation


Coventry University, College of Law


Cycling, swimming, triathlon, 3 kids.

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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