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Glen Atchison

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Harbottle & Lewis LLP

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Tax and private client.


Managing partner and head of the tax and private client groups, advising a broad spectrum of clients, ranging from UK resident and overseas private individuals and entrepreneurs to public companies on the full range of tax, trust and private capital-related matters.


Admitted as a solicitor in England 1995; trained and qualified at Travers Smith; joined Harbottle & Lewis in 1998; partner 2003.




Law Society.


Bishop’s Stortford High School; Balliol College, Oxford University.


Family, cinema, music, golf, football, rugby, travel.

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Glen Atchison heads the team at Harbottle & Lewis LLP  whose ‘industry knowledge and response times are excellent’. Atchison focuses on advising UK resident and non-resident ultra-high-net-worth individuals on multifarious issues. These issues range from tax efficient international succession planning and structuring through to the use of trusts /other arrangements to trace and protect assets. The ‘pragmatic and proactive’ Chris Moorcroft has a strong reputation for his work on international tax and trust structures for individuals, both UK resident and non-UK resident. Moorcroft is praised for his ‘excellent client relationship skills’. Senior associate Caroline Rao  ‘has been very helpful on a complicated legacy matter and I would highly recommend her’. Jonathan Burt  has recently moved from Harcus Sinclair LLP and has a particular focus on the Middle East and Africa as well as on helping US citizens who live outside America.

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