Jennifer Smithson Partner

Jennifer advises on all areas of personal tax and succession planning, with a particular emphasis on cross border tax advice, especially with a US or French aspect.

Jennifer also advises on the establishment and management of international asset-holding structures, has experience in planning for entrepreneurs, fund managers and senior executives, and regularly advises clients in relation to complex HMRC enquiries.

In 2013 Jennifer spent six months in New York on secondment to a large international private bank. There she worked alongside US and international wealth advisors on cross-border planning issues, gaining an understanding of US tax, trust and estate planning that assists her in advising US clients resident in the UK.

Jennifer advises individuals, trustees and investment managers in relation to the tax treatment of complex structures and investment products. She has extensive experience on advising in relation to family office structuring for both UK resident and non-UK resident families.

Jennifer is a regular speaker at wealth planning seminars and events and has contributed to a number of articles relating to the FATCA and Common Reporting Standard automatic information exchange regimes.

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"A superb practitioner, technically excellent, solution-oriented, direct, sophisticated and delivers with humility."

Chambers HNW 2022

"Her knowledge of cross-border matters and how everything works is really extraordinary. She just knows things like its second nature. She is very efficient and has a real depth of knowledge which makes it easy to work with her."

Chambers HNW 2022

"Jennifer Smithson also has an impressive knowledge of US-UK planning as well as fiduciary matters. Jennifer is always ready and able to help, embracing even the most pressing and complex matters."

The UK Legal 500 2021

"Jenny Smithson – simply excellent. Clients love her and her attention to detail is second to none."

The UK Legal 500 2021

"An extraordinary lawyer."

Chambers HNW 2021

"She is pretty amazing. She is tremendously good with her clients. She works incredibly hard to deliver efficient and practical solutions to her clients. She has a very no-nonsense approach about her and she is very straightforward to deal with, which is very refreshing."

Chambers HNW 2021

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