Fiona Poole > Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP
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Private Client,  Charity and Philanthropy


Fiona is a partner and specialises in complex estate and succession planning for her clients’ personal and business assets in multiple jurisdictions and international trust issues for high net worth individuals. In addition to being a private client lawyer, Fiona is dual qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).  

Fiona has an all-round private client practice enabling her to provide a full complement of professional services for her clients. As a tax specialist she an in-depth understanding of the personal tax needs of her clients, the majority of whom have an international element to their affairs, whether that be in connection with their domicile, their residence, their businesses, the diversification of their investments or the trusts of which they may be beneficiaries.

Fiona has a great deal of experience working with families with complex asset-holding structures and diverse tax profiles.  Her expertise includes succession strategies for global assets, assisting families with inter-generational discussions and the composition of family constitutions, residence and domicile issues, and estate planning for both UK and international entrepreneurs.  She also advises on the UK taxation of non-UK trusts, their settlors and beneficiaries, tax efficient structuring of UK property transactions, pre-immigration tax planning, English Wills and Lasting Powers of Attorney.

Fiona advises charities and philanthropists on the establishment, regulation and operation of UK charities and the tax benefits of charitable giving.

In addition to lifetime planning Fiona advises UK and international clients on probate and the administration of estates involving UK assets and works collaboratively with foreign lawyers where non-UK assets are involved.

In 2019, Fiona was named as a member of the “Private Client Global Elite – Ones to Watch” by Legal Week. She is also listed by the 2020 Legal 500 guide as a key lawyer in the area of personal tax, trusts and probate.


Fiona qualified as a solicitor in September 2005 into the private client team of Gaby Hardwicke in East Sussex, a year later she became a member of the Association of Tax Technicians and a year after that became a Chartered Tax Adviser, by which time Fiona was working in PwC’s Entrepreneurial Private Client team in London. Fiona joined Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP in August 2010 from PwC, becoming a partner in 2017.

Fiona is the current Trusts correspondent for Private Client Business magazine.


Chartered Institute of Taxation (Member of the Education Committee)
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
Association of Partnership Practitioners
Charity Law Association

Lawyer Rankings

London > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate

(Leading individuals)

Fiona PooleMaurice Turnor Gardner LLP

The ‘highly ratedFiona Poole has been promoted to the head of department at Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP – she leads a practice which ’provides magic circle advice in a friendly and boutique style way. They are the perfect combination of being intellectual and a pleasure to work with’. The agile team maintains its specialist focus on complex international and cross-border estate planning and succession structuring for UHNW clients. Clients include foreign royalty, English aristocracy, entrepreneurs, businessmen, traditionally wealthy families, trustees and private banks. Ceris Gardner has particular expertise in complex and high-value probates with an international dimension. Clare Maurice receives a steady stream of instructions from trustees, family offices and beneficiaries on a whole host of complex trust, estate planning and personal tax matters. Jennifer Chambers has considerable experience of establishing tax efficient structures for the preservation of assets and succession planning. The ‘extremely clever’ Eesha Arora has an international client base. Paul Whitehead  also plays a pivotal role in the department.