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Kyra Motley

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Partner
Private Client & Tax

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Kyra specialises in multi-jurisdictional wealth planning, international tax and trusts, succession planning and family governance for high net worth and ultra high net worth individuals.

She has extensive experience in advising on wealth preservation and tax efficient structures in an international context and is well recognised for advising clients in relation to complex cross-border tax and estate planning.

Kyra does a lot of work with the Middle East and is recognised as a leader in the field of wealth planning involving Sharia succession, particularly in an international context.

Track Record

Kyra advises a number of non-UK resident clients on holding structures for UK residential property and restructuring to mitigate UK tax charges

Kyra assists a number of families who are looking to relocate to the UK and she advises them how to structure their wealth for tax efficiency once they have arrived

Kyra has worked on a number of cases involving Sharia succession rules and has advised in the context of the application of these rules outside of the Gulf. Kyra has worked to both structure wealth as well as to challenge planning undertaken where there has been a family dispute

Kyra has a typical Family Office practice and manages multiple different elements for individuals, from sourcing luxury goods and property to management of household staff and art, cars, yachts and private jets

Awards & Rankings

Legal 500, Next Gen Partner, 2021

Legal Week Private Client Global Elite, One to Watch, 2021

Chambers HNW, Foreign Expert, 2020

Citywealth Client Rating Award – Winner 2020

Citywealth Future Leaders, Lawyer of the Year Partner – Winner Gold, 2019

Citywealth Future Leaders Top 100, 2019

EprivateClient, Top 35 under 35, 2016 – 2018

Conference Speaking

STEP Jersey Seminar, Practical tips for dealing with the new IHT rules for UK residential property, 2019

ICSA Seminar, Private Client Governance Succession Structures for the Internationally mobile, 2018

Memberships

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Education & Qualification

University of Southampton

Qualified as a solicitor in 2011

Kyra advises a number of non-UK resident clients on holding structures for UK residential property and restructuring to mitigate UK tax charges

Kyra assists a number of families who are looking to relocate to the UK and she advises them how to structure their wealth for tax efficiency once they have arrived

Kyra has worked on a number of cases involving Sharia succession rules and has advised in the context of the application of these rules outside of the Gulf. Kyra has worked to both structure wealth as well as to challenge planning undertaken where there has been a family dispute

Kyra has a typical Family Office practice and manages multiple different elements for individuals, from sourcing luxury goods and property to management of household staff and art, cars, yachts and private jets

Legal 500, Next Gen Partner, 2021

Legal Week Private Client Global Elite, One to Watch, 2021

Chambers HNW, Foreign Expert, 2020

Citywealth Client Rating Award – Winner 2020

Citywealth Future Leaders, Lawyer of the Year Partner – Winner Gold, 2019

Citywealth Future Leaders Top 100, 2019

EprivateClient, Top 35 under 35, 2016 – 2018

STEP Jersey Seminar, Practical tips for dealing with the new IHT rules for UK residential property, 2019

ICSA Seminar, Private Client Governance Succession Structures for the Internationally mobile, 2018

Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

University of Southampton

Qualified as a solicitor in 2011