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Kelly Noel-Smith

Partner, Private Client

Kelly specialises in advising families and their family offices on tax and succession issues. Most of her work has an international dimension and a number of her clients have no connection with the UK. She advises on the creation and operation of asset-holding structures and family offices to ensure wealth preservation, tax efficiency and to deal with succession issues.

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 (where she qualified) for 4 years and then Lawrence Graham before becoming Head of Tax and Private Client at RadcliffesleBrasseur from 2001-09. She has been a Partner at Forsters LLP since 2009.

She is recognised in the 2019 Legal 500 directory as an "exceptional lawyer" and listed in Legal Week's 2019 Private Client Global Elite. Chambers HNW Directory 2020 recognises her as a 'leading individual'.

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Awards and recognitions

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"One of the leading advisers in all areas of rural property in London. They have the ability to understand their clients' requirements and are not only expert in the legal field, but are also great negotiators. I'd certainly want them on my side. "
Chambers UK