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Suzanna Harvey

Work 0117 902 7757
Burges Salmon LLP

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Private client wealth structuring.


Partner in international tax and trust unit of private client wealth structuring department. Specialises in international tax and estate planning for UK and non-UK clients. Advises non-UK domiciliaries on the income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax implications of UK residence, and about international estate planning. Provides UK tax advice to financial institutions, for example advising on the UK tax implications of their products. In addition, provides trust advice to numerous international trust companies and individuals, including drafting trust documentation, advisng on general trust law issues and advising on policy documentation.


Trained Macfarlanes; qualified 2003; joined Burges Salmon 2006; partner Burges Salmon 2013.


Attended Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham; Newnham, Cambridge University (2000, Law, first class); Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University (2001, distinction).


Swimming and travel.

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Next Generation Partners

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  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of €50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over €1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over €500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (€150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly €2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than €6.5m. 

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