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31 HILL STREET, LONDON, W1J 5LS, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7863 8333
Fax:
Fax 020 7863 8444
DX:
82988 MAYFAIR
Email:
Web:
www.forsters.co.uk

Kelly Noel-Smith

Tel:
Work 020 7863 8518
Email:
Web:
www.forsters.co.uk/people/kelly-noel-smith
Forsters LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner

Career

Kelly acts principally for high net worth non-UK domiciled clients to mitigate their UK tax exposure, to ensure wealth preservation and to deal with succession issues. She advises settlors, trustees, beneficiaries and the directors of non-resident companies on the implementation of, and the UK tax consequences flowing from, offshore structures. As an experienced trust lawyer, Kelly also acts for English landed estates and has a special interest in heritage property.

She is the College of Law’s expert on foreign aspects of UK tax law. She contributes regularly to tax journals and is a co-author of a chapter in Tolley’s “Tax on Transactions”.

Kelly worked at Slaughter and May and Lawrence Graham before becoming head of tax and private client at RadcliffesleBrasseur 2001-09. She has been a partner at Forsters LLP since 2009.

Member

Law Society
STEP
ACTAPS

Education

University of York (1986 BA Hons).


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Forsters LLP ‘continues to be outstanding’ under the leadership of Patrick Harney . Harney’s ‘UK/US practice is renowned in London but it is his approachability and his measured advice that sets him apart’. Kelly Noel-Smith  is an ‘exceptional lawyer. She is very competent and is involved in some high value and complex work –which she handles with aplomb. She works very effectively with her associates’. Catherine Hill  is ‘highly capable’ and David Robinson ‘continues to impress with his exceptional ability and his immense practical experience’.Rupert Mead , Guy Abrahams  and Xavier Nicolas are ‘all bright, able and very impressive’. Nick Jacob is ‘very experienced in offshore trusts and tax – he is a big name in the market who is very busy’. Anthony Thompson has ‘great private client expertise which is matched by his commercial acumen’. Harney advises domestic UK families on wealth structuring and has a particular expertise in the use of family partnerships and family investment companies as a tax efficient wealth holding vehicle. There are also ‘numerous able assistant solicitors’ in the department. The team continues to act for high-net-worth individuals and their trustees on the creation of trust vehicles and other succession planning structures for asset protection and wealth preservation.

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