Robert Payne


The Law Society

The Association of Taxation Technicians


Robert Payne

Senior Associate, Private Client

Robert is a senior associate in the Private Client team.  He specialises in UK and international tax and estate planning matters.

He regularly advises clients on residence and domicile matters, including the issues arising from moving to and leaving the UK.  He specialises in the use of trusts and other estate planning vehicles (including companies, partnerships and insurance), to hold family businesses, real estate and other assets.  He also has experience in family governance issues and advises clients on how to effectively transfer assets across generations.  These matters often involve complex cross border issues. 

Robert has a particular focus on advising trustees on decision-making issues, managing risk, dispute resolution and restructuring trust assets.  He takes a commercial approach and enjoys problem solving.

He was recommended in the Citywealth Leaders' List 2016.

Robert joined Forsters with the rest of the Gowling WLG London Private Client team in May 2017.  He trained at Finers Stephens Innocent (now Howard Kennedy), qualifying there in 2006. Before joining Gowling WLG in 2016, he also worked at Rothschild Trust (Schweiz) AG in Zurich before transferring to Rothschild Trust Corporation in London.


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