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Company

Stephenson Harwood

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Tax Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Family offices

Private office

Cross-border

Economic citizenship

Financial matters

Non-contentious

Client types

HNW

Non-domiciles

Trusts

UHNW

Geographical focus

United Kingdom

Hong Kong

South Africa

Jersey

Guernsey

Sector focus

Accounting

Business and Consumer Services

Profile

James Quarmby

Description

Spear's Review

Stephenson Harwood’s head of private client has always been a cerebral and outspoken practitioner in the field, He remains dauntless in defending HNWs and diligently helps his clients navigate the Revenue’s traps. One peer commends his technical excellence, ‘which shines through’, and admires his ability to ‘dissect difficult subjects into a more comprehensible format’.

Working with the firm’s offices in Singapore, Paris, Hong Kong and Dubai, Quarmby’s practice is decidedly international and covers a wide-ranging brief across taxation, residency and domicile matters.

He is one of the most prominent tax lawyers in the UK, partly thanks to a string of media appearances, including a famous defence of David Cameron’s offshore funds in a live argument with John Humphrys.

Adviser Profile

James is the head of private wealth at the international law firm Stephenson Harwood and he has a wide ranging practice, advising on UK and international taxation, residency and domicile, offshore pensions and trusts, asset protection, succession planning and HMRC disputes.

James is ranked by Spears as being in the top 10 tax & trust lawyers in the UK.

James is one of the most prominent private client lawyers in the UK and frequently appears in the press and broadcast media (Sky News, BBC TV News, BBC Radios 2/3/4/5, Bloomberg TV and the BBC World Service) and most recently appeared as an expert witness on Radio 4's "The Moral Maze" to discuss the morality of taxation. James writes and lectures widely on tax policy.

Rank: Top Ten

Top Ten 2021, Tax Lawyers

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