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Burges Salmon LLP

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ONE GLASS WHARF, BRISTOL, BS2 0ZX, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0117 939 2000
Fax:
Fax 0117 902 4400
DX:
7829 BRISTOL
Email:
Web:
www.burges-salmon.com
Bristol, London

Suzanna Harvey

Tel:
Work 0117 902 7757
Email:
Burges Salmon LLP

Work Department

Private client wealth structuring.

Position

Partner in international tax and trust unit of private client wealth structuring department. Specialises in international tax and estate planning for UK and non-UK clients. Advises non-UK domiciliaries on the income tax, capital gains tax and inheritance tax implications of UK residence, and about international estate planning. Provides UK tax advice to financial institutions, for example advising on the UK tax implications of their products. In addition, provides trust advice to numerous international trust companies and individuals, including drafting trust documentation, advisng on general trust law issues and advising on policy documentation.

Career

Trained Macfarlanes; qualified 2003; joined Burges Salmon 2006; partner Burges Salmon 2013.

Education

Attended Pate’s Grammar School, Cheltenham; Newnham, Cambridge University (2000, Law, first class); Nottingham Law School at Nottingham Trent University (2001, distinction).

Leisure

Swimming and travel.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Burges Salmon LLP provides ‘commercial, practical and sound advice’. The ‘switched-on and practicalJohn Barnett is a ‘leading technical boffin with a great affable manner’. Barnett provides tax advice to a wide range of high-net-worth individuals and many leading banks and other financial institutions. He has a particular focus on entrepreneurial clients many of whom are not domiciled in the UK or have businesses or other interests abroad. The ‘practical, very bright and technical’ Suzanna Harvey  is ‘able to explain complicated issues in simple language’ and Beatrice Puoti has ‘great commercial awareness’. Another key member of the ‘very strong’ team is the ‘professionalTom Hewitt  who is ‘empathetic and wise’. Highlights included advising an ultra-high-net-worth individual on a wide ranging HMRC enquiry.

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South West: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Burges Salmon LLP is indisputably ‘excellent’. Practice head John Barnett is ‘technically outstanding’ and provides tax advice to a wide range of high-net-worth individuals and many leading banks, including those not domiciled in the UK or with overseas interests. Barnett also works with entrepreneurial clients, including those non-domiciled in the UK or with overseas interests. Suzanna Harvey is another key name and she recently advised an ultra-high-net-worth individual on a wide-ranging HMRC enquiry - a cross-border matter involving UK, Guernsey, Barbados, and Switzerland. The ‘exceptional and proactiveBeatrice Puoti is advising on a £500m offshore trust; and Jim Aveline is acting for a family business holding land and investments worth £175m, as well as advising on family trusts owning a major shopping centre worth £100m. Senior associate Catherine de Maid advises trust companies on likely risk areas, assists on matters with a South African connection, and advises on philanthropic issues.

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  • Restoring environmental damage: putting a price on ecosystem services

    On 7 August 2009 a 40-inch pipeline ruptured, spilling 5,400 cubic metres of crude oil into the soil and groundwater of La Crau nature reserve in southern France, a habitat protected under French and European law. The operator had to excavate and replace 60,000 tons of soil, install 70 wells to pump and treat groundwater and 25 pumps to skim oil from surface water, at a cost in the region of €50m. However, this was just the primary remediation (that is, restoring the site to the state it would have been if the damage had not occurred). The operator was also required to compensate for the damage to the habitats and the loss of the ecosystem services that would otherwise have been provided by La Crau nature reserve. Measures included purchasing land outside of the nature reserve and contributing to its management for a period of 30 years (over €1m), monitoring the water table for 20 years (over €500,000), monitoring fauna over three years (€150,000) and rehabilitation in accordance with best available ecological techniques (nearly €2m). Overall, the compensatory restoration (to compensate for the amount of time that the ecosystem was impacted) and complimentary restoration (to compensate for elements of the ecosystem that had been permanently lost) came to more than €6.5m. 

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