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Company

Macfarlanes

Position

Partner

Index

Legal

Tax & Trust Advisers

Tax & Trust Lawyers

Location

London, United Kingdom

Advice type

Tax, wills & trusts

Tax planning

Cross-border litigation

Estate planning

Succession planning

Client types

UHNW

Charities

Sector focus

Accounting

Business and Consumer Services

Legal Advisory Services

Profile

Edward Reed

Description

A go-to sage for international UHNWs on wills, trusts and personal tax planning, Edward Reed has spent his career dealing with ‘Western European matters’: matters he is well suited to handling, having spent his formative years in France. Reed owns property there, so his take on continental thinking isn’t the ‘purely academic’ exercise it is for other lawyers. ‘A lot of what a lawyer does... is translating other people’s strange codes into some of form of comprehensible vernacular for the punter,’ he says. Tax law has acquired a rather ‘fiddly’ language of its own: ‘There’s no chance of the man in the street being able to follow tax provisions, or doing a deal without advice any longer. It’s pretty retrograde.’

Rank: Recommended

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