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Patrick Harney

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Work 020 7863 8588
Email:
Forsters LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner and Head of Private Client

Career

Patrick is head of Forsters Private Wealth practise. He is an international private client lawyer with experience in private client tax and trust planning in the UK, Ireland and the US. He specialises in UK tax planning for non-domiciliaries and has particular experience in US-UK and UK-Irish tax planning. Patrick is recognised by his peers and the private wealth industry as a leading expert in this area of law.

Patrick advises high net worth individuals on tax efficient structuring of property transactions.  He also advises domestic UK families on wealth structuring and has a particular expertise in the use of family partnerships and family investment companies as a tax efficient wealth holding vehicle.

Patrick qualified as a solicitor in Ireland in 1997 and in England and Wales in 2003. He spent two years on secondment to a leading private client law firm in New York before joining Forsters as a partner in 2007.

Patrick has been consistently recommended in the Citywealth Leaders List since 2014.  He is also recognised in the Legal Week Private Client Global Elite 2017 and the eprivateclient.com 50 Most Influential 2018. Patrick has been profiled in The Spear's Index of the Top 50 Tax Advisors and identified in the current editions of The Legal 500. He is also recognised in the Chambers HNW Guide as a leading individual in Private Client law and as a foreign expert for the US.

He has written and lectured extensively on US-UK tax and estate planning and is a regular speaker on cross-border US-UK tax matters in both the US and the UK. Patrick lectures on International Estate Planning at the STEP/Irish Law Society Diploma Course in Trust and Estate Planning.  He is also an International Fellow of the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Member

Admitted to Practice in Ireland (1997)

Admitted to Practice in England & Wales (2003)

The Law Society

American College of Trust and Estate Counsel

STEP

Associate of the Irish Institute of Taxation

The Irish Law Society

The Irish Institute of Taxation

The Chartered Institute of Taxation

Education

University College, Dublin (1992 BSc).

Leisure

Travel, diving, skiing and horse racing.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Patrick Harney - Forsters LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Forsters LLP ‘continues to be outstanding’ under the leadership of Patrick Harney . Harney’s ‘UK/US practice is renowned in London but it is his approachability and his measured advice that sets him apart’. Kelly Noel-Smith  is an ‘exceptional lawyer. She is very competent and is involved in some high value and complex work –which she handles with aplomb. She works very effectively with her associates’. Catherine Hill  is ‘highly capable’ and David Robinson ‘continues to impress with his exceptional ability and his immense practical experience’.Rupert Mead , Guy Abrahams  and Xavier Nicolas are ‘all bright, able and very impressive’. Nick Jacob is ‘very experienced in offshore trusts and tax – he is a big name in the market who is very busy’. Anthony Thompson has ‘great private client expertise which is matched by his commercial acumen’. Harney advises domestic UK families on wealth structuring and has a particular expertise in the use of family partnerships and family investment companies as a tax efficient wealth holding vehicle. There are also ‘numerous able assistant solicitors’ in the department. The team continues to act for high-net-worth individuals and their trustees on the creation of trust vehicles and other succession planning structures for asset protection and wealth preservation.

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