The Law Society
Association of Contentious Trust and Probate Specialists (ACTAPs)
Kelly Noel-SmithPartner, Private Client
Kelly acts principally for high net worth non-UK domiciled clients to mitigate their UK tax exposure, to ensure wealth preservation and to deal with succession issues. She advises settlors, trustees, beneficiaries and the directors of non-resident companies on the implementation of, and the UK tax consequences flowing from, offshore structures. As an experienced trust lawyer, Kelly also acts for English landed estates and has a special interest in heritage property.
She is the College of Law’s expert on foreign aspects of UK tax law. She contributes regularly to tax journals and is a co-author of a chapter in Tolley’s “Tax on Transactions”.
Kelly worked at Slaughter and May and Lawrence Graham before becoming head of tax and private client at RadcliffesleBrasseur 2001-09. She has been a partner at Forsters LLP since 2009.
Awards and recognitions
Kelly Noel-Smith "has a great rapport wth clients and solves problems in a pragmatic and diligent manner." Legal 500 UK, 2015
Kelly Noel-Smith is ‘an exceptional lawyer who provides a top-notch service and gets to the heart of issues very quickly notwithstanding her obviously large workload. She is always available to discuss any difficult issues’. Legal 500 UK, 2017