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Kyra Motley

Kyra Motley, Boodle Hatfield

Partner
Private Client & Tax

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Kyra Motley, Boodle Hatfield

Kyra specialises in international succession, wealth structuring, tax and estate planning advice for individuals and their families as well as related advice to family offices.

Kyra’s work all has an international element, including advising on wealth structuring in civil law and sharia law countries and probate for multi-jurisdictional estates. Kyra is trusted adviser to several international families, helping to manage their global legal affairs.

Kyra has extensive experience in UK pre-arrival planning for non-domiciliaries and remittance basis advice. Kyra advises regularly in relation to the implementation of trusts and corporate holding vehicles, both for entrepreneurs, private equity executives and for other high-net-worth individuals.

 

Track Record

Acting for a prominent family with assets of £2bn plus to establish a single family office to manage the family’s global assets based in 7 different jurisdictions. Advice includes the establishment of multiple separate PTC vehicles, and the structuring of real estate.

Acting on a number of cases involving sharia succession rules and advising 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

Chambers HNW Awards, Foreign Jurisdiction Expert – Shortlisted 2022

Legal Week Private Client Global Elite, Rising Leader, 2022

Legal 500, Next Gen Partner, 2021 & 2022

Chambers HNW, Foreign Expert, 2020 -2021

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

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

Acting for a prominent family with assets of £2bn plus to establish a single family office to manage the family’s global assets based in 7 different jurisdictions. Advice includes the establishment of multiple separate PTC vehicles, and the structuring of real estate.

Acting on a number of cases involving sharia succession rules and advising 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.

Chambers HNW Awards, Foreign Jurisdiction Expert – Shortlisted 2022

Legal Week Private Client Global Elite, Rising Leader, 2022

Legal 500, Next Gen Partner, 2021 & 2022

Chambers HNW, Foreign Expert, 2020 -2021

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

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