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Boodle Hatfield LLP

240 BLACKFRIARS ROAD, LONDON, SE1 8NW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7629 7411
Fax:
Fax 020 7629 2621
DX:
53 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Web:
www.boodlehatfield.com
London SE1, London W1K, Oxford

Eleanor Sepanski

Tel:
Work 020 7629 7411
Email:
Boodle Hatfield LLP

Work Department

Private Client and Tax

Position

Eleanor deals with all aspects of onshore UK tax, private client and trust work and her clients include some large family businesses. She also advises on offshore structures and international tax and estate planning, with a particular interest in the USA. Eleanor further specialises in charity law, dealing in particular with governance issues, philanthropy and CSR planning for companies.

Member

Charity Law Association

Education

New College Oxford


London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Boodle Hatfield LLP undertakes a wide range of work for leading charities such as the Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre and also has an excellent practice in philanthropy. It routinely advises corporates, family businesses and individuals on major philanthropy projects. It has been advising a major international corporate on the establishment and ongoing governance of a UK corporate charitable foundation. Simon Rylatt heads the team and is a ‘steady hand at the helm’. Senior associate Eleanor Sepanski regularly deals with governance issues as well as philanthropy and CSR planning for companies. The skilled team is adept at advising corporate clients and family offices on various matters such as structuring philanthropic initiatives, establishing new charities, liaising with the Charity Commission as well as acting as trustees.

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South East: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Boodle Hatfield LLP acts for charities on their charitable initiatives, and for high-net-worth individuals on their philanthropic ventures. In an illustration of the practice's workload for the latter group of clients, Oxford-based Eleanor Sepanski was part of a team advising a well-known philanthropist based in Switzerland on reviewing a non-charitable Liechtenstein law trust whether the trust's assets could be validly applied for charitable purposes in the UK. In another key mandate, Natasha Hassall advised a Swiss corporate on the establishment and ongoing governance of a UK corporate charitable foundation.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Leaders in their field’, the private client team at Boodle Hatfield LLP has an ‘excellent offering’ with ‘a particularly collegiate approach to working’. The team is primarily known for its work with landed estates, family businesses and offshore trusts on complex succession arrangements and tax planning, frequently of a multi-jurisdictional nature. Oxford office head Fiona Graham (‘engaging, with an eye for detail’) advises a range of UK and non-UK domiciled high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) on tax, trust and succession matters, and has been advising a valuable landed estate in the South West on a strategic tax plan for the estate following the death of its patriarch. Natasha Hassall (‘very competent, with very clear thinking and good technical and client skills’) advises on long-term estate planning and has niche expertise in assisting with heritage property issues, with a recent highlight seeing her advise the trustees of a major estate on a complex strategic restructuring, which required complex analysis of various reliefs and considerations as to valuation. Senior associate Eleanor Sepanski has expertise in charity matters, offshore structures, and cross-border tax and estate planning, and receives a considerable number of referrals from US law firms.

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