Natasha Hassall > Boodle Hatfield LLP > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Boodle Hatfield LLP

Work Department

Private client and tax


Natasha advises on long term estate planning, handling both onshore and offshore trusts, tax planning and wills. She is very experienced in dealing with large landed estates, family offices and, in particular, heritage property issues. She undertakes a great deal of work involving complicated trusts; asset protection and devolution; and capital tax planning and also looks after several large families based outside the UK.


Qualified 1995; solicitor Boodle Hatfield 1999-2003; partner 2004.


Westminster and Holborn Law Society; Society of Trusts and Estate Practitioners (STEP); PAIAM – Professional Advisers to the International Art Market; member of the Trust Law Committee.


University of Oxford.

Lawyer Rankings

South East > Private client > Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

(Leading individuals)

Natasha HassallBoodle Hatfield LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP leaves ‘no stone unturned‘ as it manages large estates, particularly for artists, and the team has extensive complementary expertise in legal issues surrounding art collections. Out of London, Andrea Zavos heads the practice and the Oxford team is led by Natasha Hassall who handles on- and offshore trusts, tax planning, and wills, including heritage property matters. Eleanor Sepanski leads the firm’s philanthropic work as well as onshore UK tax, private client, and trust work. Recent arrival Clare Stirzaker is a specialist in succession planning and related legal and taxation issues.

South East > Private client > Agriculture and estates

(Leading individuals)

Natasha HassallBoodle Hatfield LLP

Boodle Hatfield LLP‘s Oxford-based practice is led by Natasha Hassall, who works alongside Eleanor Sepanski on complex tax, trusts and estate planning, supported by senior associate Sally Harlow. The team also draws on support from property and corporate experts in the firm’s London office to provide a rounded service to its prestigious client roster, which features more than 80 landed estates, including some of the largest in the country. Other key areas of focus include diversification, devolution and development, as well as complex rural conveyancing.

London > Private client > Art and cultural property

(Leading individuals)

Natasha HassallBoodle Hatfield LLP

Simon Fitzpatrick leads the team at Boodle Hatfield LLP that frequently advises on the big art litigation matters. It also advises galleries, artists, auction houses and HNWIs on significant purchases of art worth millions of pounds. Fitzpatrick is a known name for his specialist knowledge of cases involving auction house misattribution, authenticity and provenance claims. Natasha Hassall specialises in advising on heritage property issues where there are substantial art collections. Eleanor Sepanski’s clients include wealthy families and individuals with large art collections as well as high-profile artists and not-for-profit organisations. At associate level Fred Clark, Becky Shaw and Rebecca Foden are all well-regarded.

London > Private client > Agriculture and estates

The agile team at Boodle Hatfield LLP advises on the full array of issues from strategic tax advice to a myriad of property matters. Saskia Arthur is the head of agricultural property while Andrea Zavos leads the private client and tax offering. The group has a strong national presence and is known for its work with some of the largest estates in the country in addition to its expertise in all aspects of the sale and purchase of valuable residential property, farms and agricultural land. It is adept at advising on diversification, devolution and on the development of land and is skilled at handling disputes involving the modern family. Other core areas of expertise include providing rural business advice to clients in addition to advising on heritage property matters and on the management of valuable art collections. Sue Laing is another key figure.  Hayden Bailey works closely with various entrepreneurial heirs and Natasha Hassall is also well-regarded.