Jennifer Smithson > Macfarlanes LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Macfarlanes LLP

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Private Client


Jennifer advises on all areas of personal tax and succession planning, with a particular emphasis on cross border tax advice, especially with a US or French aspect.

Jennifer also advises on the establishment and management of international asset-holding structures, has experience in planning for entrepreneurs, fund managers and senior executives, and regularly advises clients in relation to complex HMRC enquiries.

In 2013 Jennifer spent six months in New York on secondment to a large international private bank. There she worked alongside US and international wealth advisors on cross-border planning issues, gaining an understanding of US tax, trust and estate planning that assists her in advising US clients resident in the UK.

Jennifer advises individuals, trustees and investment managers in relation to the tax treatment of complex structures and investment products. She has extensive experience on advising in relation to family office structuring for both UK resident and non-UK resident families.

Jennifer is a regular speaker at wealth planning seminars and events and has contributed to a number of articles relating to the FATCA and Common Reporting Standard automatic information exchange regimes.


Trained Macfarlanes; qualified 2005; partner 2014