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Anthony ThompsonPartner, Private Client
Anthony advises on estate planning for high net worth private clients; the creation and structuring of trusts (both for individuals and professional trustees), family governance and general tax planning work.
He has advised high net worth clients for over 30 years. Many of his clients originate from outside the UK and he has particular expertise in advising clients from the Middle East.
Much of Anthony's work involves advising individuals and families on their international estate planning. This includes advice on trust structuring, succession planning, family governance, residence, domicile and UK taxation. A major element of his role is to understand the family's needs and concerns and to design and put in place estate planning structures to meet those requirements.
He is consistently recognised as a leading practitioner and more recent nominations and awards are Citywealth's Private Client Lawyer of the Year in 2014, he was named as one of the Top 20 Men in Private Wealth by Citywealth in 2014, 2015 and 2016 and by Private Client Practitioner as one of the 50 Most Influential Private Client Practitioners in 2014, 2015 & 2016. He is ranked as a leading individual in both the Legal 500 and Chambers Directories. He is also recognised in the Chambers HNW Guide for his expertise based abroad for the United Arab Emirates.
Anthony joined Forsters with the rest of the Gowling WLG London Private Client team in May 2017. Prior to this, he was head of Gowling WLG's Private Client team (formerly Lawrence Graham) for 10 years. He qualified as a solicitor in 1985.
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"He knows his business, knows what is going on in the space and is up to date on all the regulatory issues. Clients are well looked after by him and he is a great listener". Chambers UK 2017
Chambers Global Directory describes Anthony as "very responsive, thoughtful and clear in his advice". Chambers Global