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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Tax, wills & trusts
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Private client specialist Henry Fea began as a corporate lawyer at a Magic Circle law firm, but decided after two years that he ‘would have a more fulfilling career (and a far longer life!) being a private client lawyer, like my father,’ he says.
He has since worked in London and Geneva, and now splits his time between the Cheltenham and London offices, working with clients on a broad range of issues.
‘Clients are motivated by many things, often depending on whether they created the wealth themselves or are now the heirs and custodians of it,’ observes Fea. ‘They usually have a strong work ethic and high standards, which are qualities we share in common.’
This year Fea has advised a number of UK-based individuals, trustees and executors in relation to their trusts and assets, including their landed estates and heritage property. Other work has involved offshore individuals and trustees/ protectors, including advising on the establishment of trusts in a number of jurisdictions. ‘This year has brought particular challenges for private clients, who have appreciated our ability to provide clear and commercial advice seamlessly,’ he tells Spear’s.
‘To clients, we are trusted advisers, trustees and sounding boards, often friends and occasionally therapists,’ says Fea. The private client specialist is described by Chambers HNW as having ‘a good grasp of issues’, and skilled at ‘being tactful and explaining things to clients in a way that they can understand.’
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