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Boodle Hatfield LLP

240 BLACKFRIARS ROAD, LONDON, SE1 8NW, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7629 7411
Fax:
Fax 020 7629 2621
DX:
53 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.boodlehatfield.com
London SE1, London W1K, Oxford

Fiona Graham

Tel:
Work 020 7629 7411
Email:
Boodle Hatfield LLP

Work Department

Private client and tax.

Position

Fiona advises a broad range of UK and non-UK domiciled high net worth individuals on private client, tax and trust work. She has particular expertise in advising on trust and tax matters for landed estates, acting for several large landed families. She also deals with several family businesses and has significant experience of both domestic and offshore structures and strategic tax planning and trust issues relating to those.  Fiona specialises in complex trust issues, asset protection and devolution, and capital tax planning as well as heritage property issues.

Career

Qualified as a solicitor in 1997, and practised as a solicitor at White & Case and Bircham Dyson Bell before joining Boodle Hatfield in 2002, becoming an associate in 2004 and a Partner in 2005.

Languages

Conversational French and Spanish.

Member

Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners (STEP); Professional Advisers to the International Art Market (PAIAM); Oxfordshire Committee of the Game and Wildlife Conservancy Trust; St Christopher’s Goldsmiths Dinner Committee; Westminster and Holborn Law Society; Professional Advisers to the International Art Market (PAIAM).

Education

Cambridge University; Chartered Institute of Taxation.


London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Fiona Graham - Boodle Hatfield LLP

Within: Agriculture and estates

Boodle Hatfield LLP's team has national reach across Oxford and London and acts for a number of wealthy individuals and landowners as well acting for more than 80 landed estates. Key figures include the ‘very knowledgeable and expert’ Simon Rylatt and the ‘legendarySue Laing. Saskia Arthur  heads the residential property team and routinely advises high-net-worth individuals and landowners on their estate management, tenancy issues and sporting rights as well as on their asset protection and the effective devolution of their estates. Fiona Graham has particular expertise in advising on tax, trust and succession matters for landed estates and UK trusts and family businesses. Highlights included acting for a UK investor in a significant estate purchase of a mixed-use agricultural estate comprising land, residential and commercial buildings. The estate is located in an interesting area with very specific title issues and potential long term issues about access to the estate. The team also advised a well-known philanthropist on the purchase of shares in an offshore company where the underlying asset was a country estate which included a substantial listed mansion.

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South East: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Leading individuals

Fiona Graham - Boodle Hatfield LLP

Within: Agriculture and estates

Boodle Hatfield LLP's agriculture and estates team is 'a leader in its field'. It provides 'top-quality, practical and user-friendly advice' to high-net-worth individuals and landowners (including more than 80 landed estates) on the full range of agricultural and rural business matters. The practice has been particularly active in providing advice to young entrepreneurial heirs and owners of landed estates on tax-efficient business ventures, and continues to provide probate, tax structuring, succession planning and rural conveyancing advice. The 'excellentFiona Graham handles a wide array of work for UK and non-UK domiciled high-net-worth individuals; her recent work includes advising a landed estate in the Home Counties on a change of trustees and the introduction of a nominee structure to administer the land and make it less onerous to change the trustees in the future, as well as advising on the tax structuring of development land on the edge of the estate to ensure it is kept in trust for the benefit of the owners' children. Natasha Hassall's expertise covers asset protection and devolution issues, capital tax planning, and advice related to onshore and offshore trusts, tax planning and wills.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Within: Leading individuals

Fiona Graham - Boodle Hatfield LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Thames Valley, Berks, Oxon, M4/M40

Leaders in their field’, the private client team at Boodle Hatfield LLP has an ‘excellent offering’ with ‘a particularly collegiate approach to working’. The team is primarily known for its work with landed estates, family businesses and offshore trusts on complex succession arrangements and tax planning, frequently of a multi-jurisdictional nature. Oxford office head Fiona Graham (‘engaging, with an eye for detail’) advises a range of UK and non-UK domiciled high-net-worth individuals (HNWIs) on tax, trust and succession matters, and has been advising a valuable landed estate in the South West on a strategic tax plan for the estate following the death of its patriarch. Natasha Hassall (‘very competent, with very clear thinking and good technical and client skills’) advises on long-term estate planning and has niche expertise in assisting with heritage property issues, with a recent highlight seeing her advise the trustees of a major estate on a complex strategic restructuring, which required complex analysis of various reliefs and considerations as to valuation. Senior associate Eleanor Sepanski has expertise in charity matters, offshore structures, and cross-border tax and estate planning, and receives a considerable number of referrals from US law firms.

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