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Fiona Smith

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Forsters LLP

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Fiona specialises in private client work and advises on a wide range of matters including capital tax planning; wills; trusts; probate and charities. Her work often involves more than one jurisdiction. She has a diverse client base, acting both for individuals and trustees. She advises business entrepreneurs, and people in the worlds of sport and entertainment.

Fiona started her professional career at Bircham & Co. (now Bircham Dyson Bell) before moving in 1993 to Masons (now Pinsent Masons). She joined Forsters as a partner in 2000.

As well as being a solicitor, Fiona is a Chartered Tax Advisor and a Notary Public. She sits on the Wills and Equity Committee of the Law Society.

She is recognised as a leading individual in The Legal 500, UK and Chambers (UK and Global), Who's Who Legal, Super Lawyers and Citywealth. Fiona has recently been awarded gold at the Citywealth Power Women awards as "Woman of the year: Business Growth (Professional services)".


The Law Society


Chartered Institute of Taxation

The Notaries Society


St Anne’s College, Sanderstead; Coloma Convent Girls’ School, Shirley; Girton College, University of Cambridge (1984 BA; 1987 MA); Chartered Institute of Taxation (1994, Chartered Tax Advisor); Notary Public (2006 Dip Notarial Practice).


Theatre, travel, entertaining.

London: Private client

Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Forsters LLP advises individual philanthropists, charities and other not-for-profit organisations both in the UK and worldwide. Other areas of expertise include advising on the tax implications of giving to charity both in the UK and abroad. In addition the team acts for the trustees of a wide range of charities (with a particular emphasis on those involved in education, social care and the arts). Carole Cook is one of the key members of the three-partner practice and specialises in advising UK and overseas individuals on tax, trust, estate and succession planning issues connected with philanthropic matters. Rupert Mead is also recommended along with Fiona Smith. The department is well known for its particular specialism in advising on dual qualified UK/US charities and frequently advises on structures for effective charitable giving and through Zakat.

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