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Alice Palmer Alice Palmer

Alice Palmer

Alice specialises in tax planning for non-domiciliaries and for clients moving to or from the UK or requiring advice on international and cross-border matters. She deals with all forms of capital gains tax planning and the establishment and management of all types of onshore and offshore trusts.

Alice's client base consists largely of entrepreneurs and other business men, private equity managers, city executives and shareholders of private or family owned companies.

Alice also advises on wills and estate planning, particularly for entrepreneurs and foreign nationals. In addition she gives legal and fiscal advice to charities.

Alice is half Danish and has a sizeable pan-Scandinavian client base. She is a member of the Danish-UK Chamber of Commerce and is part of the firm's Scandinavian team

Alice is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and is Chair of the STEP Cross-Border Estates Group Steering Committee. She has an MA from Oxford University.

Chambers & Partners UK directory cites Alice as being "very able and charming" and "really excellent at finding the best solutions".  It notes that the “outstanding” Alice frequently advises UK non-domiciled clients and international clients, particularly those with links to Scandinavia and that she is recognised for her wealth structuring advice. The directory publishes an observer's comment that says "she has a unique ability to communicate with clients, perceive their needs and come up with creative suggestions as to how to achieve their objectives".  Alice is also recommended in Chambers & Partners Global directory which again recognises her significant Scandinavian client base and writes that she is "incredibly impressive and already enormously experienced".  

Alice featured in Legal Week's International Trusts & Private Client elite 2012 edition and is recognised in The International Who's Who of Private Client Lawyers current 2016 publication. She is also listed in the Citywealth Leaders List 2016 in the Leading Lawyer Honours List and in the Power Women category.

Qualified 1989, joined Payne Hicks Beach 1991, partner 1993.

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