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Company

Hunters Law

Position

Partner

Index

Legal Directory & Hommes d'Affaires

Tax & Trust Advisers

Tax & Trust Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Tax, wills & trusts

Wealth preservation

Wealth planning

Client types

Families

Charities

Financial professionals

Sector focus

Accounting

Business and Consumer Services

Wealth Management & Private Banking

Profile

Jonathan Godwin-Austen

Description

In recent months, Jonathan Godwin-Austen has been busy with ‘two particularly large generational transfer projects for big landed families’ – an area he specialises in. He describes the steps involved: ‘Defining who “family” is, who the key people are for decision-making, who should have control, and who should have wealth and in what way.’

Although trusts are still used, they are under intense scrutiny from HMRC. Godwin-Austen insists all is not lost on this front: ‘In the next 10 years or so the ball may roll back the other way on that, and the advantage of trusts to society will receive more attention – and not be regarded as a way that toffs avoid tax!’

Rank: Recommended

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