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3 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3AA, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7242 9700
Fax:
Fax 020 7539 4701
DX:
340 LONDON / CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.harcus-sinclair.co.uk

Keith Bruce-Smith

Tel:
Work 020 7539 4710
Email:
Harcus Sinclair LLP

Work Department

Private client tax and trusts.

Position

Keith is a senior private client tax and trusts lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in the area of trust and estate planning for wealthy UK and foreign families.  Well known for his robust and incisive style, he is recognised by both ‘The Legal 500’ and ‘Chambers UK’ as a leading individual in his field.

He has a wealth of experience in advising on landed estates, and is a professional trustee of numerous large UK family trusts.  He has a depth of knowledge of the issues involved in structuring major trusts and devising creative and commercial solutions in relation to the devolution of family wealth.  He has an established offshore trust practice, and is the protector of a number of substantial offshore trusts. 

He is the co-author of 'Practical Will Precedents' and 'Practical Trust Precedents' (Sweet & Maxwell), and the original co-editor of 'International Trust Precedents' (Sweet & Maxwell).

Career

Keith qualified in December 1978 and after 25 years at an international private client firm became a founding partner of Harcus Sinclair.

Member

Keith is a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and the ACTPL (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate lawyers).

Education

Oundle School and Christ Church Oxford (MA (Hons) Modern History).


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Keith Bruce-Smith - Harcus Sinclair LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Harcus Sinclair LLP¬†¬†has ‚Äėdeep experience and expertise in complex, multi-jurisdictional planning and litigation. All the partners are impressive, as are its associates‚Äô. Keith Bruce-Smith¬† is one of the principal members of the ‚Äėexceptionally able team‚Äô. Lucy Gibson¬†has a ‚Äėkeen intelligence and excellent judgement that has been built on deep experience and a practical approach to solving difficult problems‚Äô. The partners are ‚Äėwell-assisted‚Äô by associates Eleanor Walsh¬† and Judith Robertson.¬†Jonathan Burt¬†is now at Harbottle & Lewis LLP¬†.

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