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Tel:
Work 020 7465 4300
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Fax 020 7465 4400
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40 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.phb.co.uk

Rosamond McDowell

Tel:
Work 020 7465 4300
Email:
Web:
www.phb.co.uk
Payne Hicks Beach

Work Department

Private Client

Position

Rosamond is a partner and heads up Payne Hicks Beach's substantial and energetic Private Client team. Her specialist area is estate planning advice, including Wills, Probate and the administration of Estates, Trusts and other financial structures, and associated tax issues. Speaking various languages, and with experience of living abroad, Rosamond is able to assist clients with international backgrounds and assets in navigating conflicting laws of various jurisdictions.

With an increasing public awareness of mental illness and capacity issues, and with her vocation and training as an Anglican priest, Rosamond assists in guiding vulnerable clients whose interests may need to be protected, and in dealing with powers of attorney and Court of Protection matters.

Rosamond also advises executors, trustees and beneficiaries where difficulties and disputes arise, and has experience of acting as an independent trustee and administrator.

Career

Qualified 1998; Biddle/Pinsents 1998-2004; Collyer Bristow 2004-14; joined Payne Hicks Beach 2014 as a Partner and became Head of Private Client in 2019.

Languages

German and Arabic (fluent)

Member

ACTAPS; The Law Society Private Client Section

Education

MA Cantab (Clare College 1993)

LLM by research - Islamic Law and Fundamentalism (UEA 1994)

ordained Anglican Priest 2005


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Rosamond McDowell - Payne Hicks Beach

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Payne Hicks Beach advises wealthy clients from the UK and overseas and many of its clients feature in the Sunday Times Rich List, Forbes 400 and the Arabian Business Rich List. It does a mix of international and domestic work with continued instructions from Scandinavia and the Middle East. It routinely advises non-domiciled families on tax changes and is experienced in advising some of the UK’s oldest and largest estates. Other areas of strength lie in advising on the tax aspects of pre-and post-nuptial agreements and the structuring of divorce settlements. Alastair Murdie has now retired and Rosamond McDowell is the new head of department.

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