Alex Ruffel > Irwin Mitchell > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Tax, trust and estate



Alex’s areas of expertise include advising high-net worth individuals, families, their companies and trustees. She acts in particular for non-UK nationals and non-UK domiciliaries and those who wish to relocate to or exit from the UK.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

(Leading individuals)

Alex RuffelIrwin Mitchell

Alex Ruffel who is praised for her ability to provide ‘concise advice’ leads a ‘proactive team’ at Irwin Mitchell. It frequently advises on complex cross-border tax and trust matters. In addition the agile team also acts for non-British UHNW families and family offices and another core area of expertise is providing succession planning advice for UK-based entrepreneurs. The group also has an established family office practice and has continued to develop a new area of focus on cryptocurrency and digital assets including non-fungible tokens. Helen Clarke is another key member of the team while George Merrylees has left the practice and is now at Wedlake Bell.

London > Employment > Immigration

Irwin Mitchell advises a range of corporate and high-net-worth clients. Private client head Alex Ruffel leads the London offering following practice head Ben Xu ‘s departure to Armstrong Teasdale, while Paula Myers heads up the firm’s national practice from Leeds. Senior associate Mandeep Khroud is also a key contact.