Howard Kennedy LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

London (Firms)
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Howard Kennedy's private client team advises on a broad range of wealth management matters. The team represents a variety of individual and institutional clients. A private wealth adviser reveals: "I very much enjoy working with the firm."

The team advises on estate planning, charitable matters and Court of Protection matters. Source note that the firm has "a good reputation" and that "the team is excellent."

Notable practitioners

John Annetts advises wealthy clients on estate administration and has significant experience in offshore trust matters. "He is incredibly professional with clients and he is not afraid to give a difficult message to them," remarks a market source.

Liz Palmer acts for several high net worth clients on a range of wealth structuring matters. A market professional says: "She is commercial, proactive and quick to respond," adding: "She has a rare expertise in understanding UK tax issues for US-connected clients." Another source notes: "Palmer stands out for her very nuanced understanding of the law and her ability to take a considered and pragmatic view on potential courses of action."

Simon Malkiel has significant expertise in complex tax and succession planning matters. A source comments: "He is very solid and has a very caring approach to clients." Another interviewee says he "goes above and beyond for his clients," adding that "he is just fantastic."