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‘A colossally good lawyer’, is how peers describe Robert Blower. And with over 30 years’ experience in the industry, Blower has developed enviable and impressive skills in myriad private wealth matters, ranging from offshore restructuring and landed estates to heritage property.
Blower has a wide-ranging practice, with a mix of both UK and international clients. The international work often relates to intergenerational transfers and wealth structuring involving trusts, advising both trustees and beneficiaries.
He has a substantial Middle East practice, acting for many leading families with international interests, and he has niche expertise in advising on Sharia law compliance for Middle Eastern trusts. ‘UK clients tend to be quite international, and our international clients have UK interests,’ observes Blower.
His UK clients are varied, including entrepreneurs, professionals, landed estates, charities and art collectors. He has significant expertise in the taxation of heritage property and the exemptions which can apply. He also regularly advises business owners in the lead up to a disposal and afterwards.
He is succinct on the subject of privacy. ‘As an economy, we need people to pay their fair share, and that pushes government towards registers and public information. As individuals, we need to be aware of our privacy: it’s an ongoing tension.’