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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

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ADELAIDE HOUSE, LONDON BRIDGE, LONDON, EC4R 9HA, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3400 1000
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Fax 020 3400 1111
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92 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
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Simon Phelps

Tel:
Work 020 3400 1000
Email:
Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner HRO

Work Department

Tax, trusts and personal tax planning.

Position

Simon specialises in estate planning, capital and income taxation, and offshore and onshore trusts, particularly for non-UK individuals and families, with particular emphasis on business owners and UK property investment. A frequent part of his work is “transactional” and this has increasingly led to his “project managing” his client’s complex international estate planning, and their major property and business acquisitions in the UK. Increasingly, Simon’s focus is on advising clients and their family offices based in the Middle East and Far East, on their UK tax and asset structuring.

Career

Articled Lawrence Graham 1979; qualified 1981; trainee and solicitor Lawrence Graham until 1985; solicitor Freshfields 1985-90; joined Paisner & Co (now Berwin Leighton Paisner) 1990; partner since 1991; has lectured for the Institute of Taxation and STEP in the UK, Hong Kong and Singapore, and has written for ‘International Tax Review’, ‘Tax Journal’ and ‘Trust & Estates’.

Member

STEP; associate of the Chartered Institute of Taxation 1983.

Education

Chigwell School; Nottingham University (1978 LLB Hons).

Leisure

Football, member Old Chigwellians FC; golf, member Chigwell Golf Club; skiing.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Simon Phelps - Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP has a ‘very responsive and approachable team that provides superb advice’. Clients are ‘continuously impressed by the quality of the advice. The recent merger with Bryan Cave also adds a US string to its bow’. The ‘first-class tax and trust department ’ has various stand-out individuals including Damian Bloom, Martin Paisner and Rupert Ticehurst all of whom are ‘exceptionally able and give clear, incisive and effective advice’. Bloom heads the department and ‘really knows his stuff’. He ‘presents really well to clients and provides excellent advice. He is straightforward to deal with and extremely able’. Paul Whitehead is ‘amazingly strong technically but also has the gift of being able to distil complex issues into clear and concise advice. He is not afraid to help clients make a choice about what is the best course of action for them’. Simon Phelps has a focus on advising clients and their family offices based in the Middle East and Far East on UK tax and asset structuring. Associate director Tracey Hawksley provides ‘timely, well thought-through and thorough advice even on the most complex of issues’. The large team is adept at handling complex and high-value multi-jurisdictional matters and has considerable expertise in key regions such as Asia, the Middle East and Russia. Clients also appreciate the ‘pragmatic approach of the team which greatly assists offshore trustees to navigate the complex UK tax environment’.

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