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Deborah heads up our International Tax and Trusts team and has extensive experience of advising clients on UK and international tax, trust and succession matters. She acts for individuals, trustees, offshore fiduciary providers and financial institutions.
Her work involves advising individuals on the UK tax implications of being UK resident and of owning assets in the UK, looking at domicile issues and advising on the UK taxation of offshore trusts and companies. She also advises international financial institutions and global trust companies on international tax and trusts matters, including the preparation of standard trust documents for use worldwide.
Deborah works closely with our Islamic Finance practice advising on the UK tax treatment of Shariah compliant financial products. She also has a particular expertise in the drafting of Shariah compliant trusts and Wills.
Deborah is highly acclaimed by the legal directories and quotes include the following:
"She provides great advice in a very comprehensible manner," explains one interviewee, highlighting her "ability to explain the nature of the advice as well as suggestions to move forward, outlining the risks if there are any." Chambers HNW 2019
Deborah is "highly recommended" Legal 500 2016 and 2017 Editions
"Deborah is incredibly driven and something of a force to be reckoned with. She goes out of her way to assist with matters. She is an excellent ambassador for the firm internationally." Chambers HNW 2018
Deborah gives "incisive and pragmatic advice." Legal 500 2019
Deborah was a bronze award winner at the Citywealth 2015 Power Women Awards (Leadership - Professional Services Category) and a gold award winner at the Citywealth 2017 Power Women Awards (Business Growth (Professional Services) Category).