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Matthew Bennett

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Partner
Private Client & Tax

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Matthew advises both UK and overseas resident individuals and families on the management of their legal, personal and tax affairs, and on the transfer of wealth down the generations.

Much of his work includes advising on trusts and other asset holding structures. His client base ranges from entrepreneurs and company directors, to authors and artists. He also advises UK and overseas trustees and other fiduciaries on their duties and responsibilities and particular aspects of trust law. He acts as executor and as trustee for his clients and for a number of charitable trusts.

Matthew qualified and worked in the City before moving away from London and becoming a partner in 2000. He returned to London in 2015 and joined the Firm in 2020.

Track Record

Acting for a UK resident foreign national on his relocation to Switzerland including advising on the UK tax implications of dismantling an existing structure and creating a new Swiss structure, working with lawyers in Switzerland and other relevant jurisdictions

Acting for a UK family and advising in relation to several significantly valuable UK trusts, their governance and the legal and tax aspects of their investment strategy

Acting for a European family with significant business interests both on the continent and in the UK, advising on estate planning, the family trusts and the proper holding structure to ensure the continuance of the business down the generations

Acting in relation to the variation of a family trust holding the largest shareholding in a substantial property business

Memberships

Chartered Institute of Taxation

Education & Qualification

Magdalene College, Cambridge

Qualified as a solicitor in 1994

Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)

Acting for a UK resident foreign national on his relocation to Switzerland including advising on the UK tax implications of dismantling an existing structure and creating a new Swiss structure, working with lawyers in Switzerland and other relevant jurisdictions

Acting for a UK family and advising in relation to several significantly valuable UK trusts, their governance and the legal and tax aspects of their investment strategy

Acting for a European family with significant business interests both on the continent and in the UK, advising on estate planning, the family trusts and the proper holding structure to ensure the continuance of the business down the generations

Acting in relation to the variation of a family trust holding the largest shareholding in a substantial property business

Chartered Institute of Taxation

Magdalene College, Cambridge

Qualified as a solicitor in 1994

Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA)