Gilly Kennedy-Smith

'Great legal knowledge and experience'

— Legal 500

Gilly Kennedy-Smith

Mourant LP Partner

Overview

I am based in our Guernsey office in the International Trust & Private Client practice.

I am a solicitor qualified in England & Wales and have spent the majority of my time practising in Guernsey, with six years of post-qualification experience in the UK where I advised clients on their UK tax affairs, including how their movements, domicile and residence impacted upon their tax position, planning and structuring.

I work with a variety of high-net-worth private clients, families and fiduciaries on all areas of private client and wealth preservation work.

I regularly work with trust companies, banks, family offices, accountants, foreign lawyers and advisors to provide advice on the creation and administration of offshore trusts and fiduciary structures to assist clients in the management and protection of their wealth through the generations and across borders.

Professional qualifications

  • Solicitor in England & Wales (currently non practising), 2006
  • TEP, Diploma, 2011
  • ATT, 2018
  • STEP Advanced Certificate in UK Tax for International Clients, 2015
  • STEP Advanced Offshore Certificate in Company Law & Practice, 2014

Memberships

  • Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners
  • Association of Tax Technicians

What the directories say

"Gillian Kennedy-Smith is very experienced, but deals with clients compassionately to achieve their intentions in relation to their private wealth." Legal 500

"Gillian Kennedy-Smith is a good all-round private client lawyer." Legal 500

"Gillian Kennedy-Smith is a pleasure to deal with. She has great legal knowledge and experience whilst still providing advice which is easy to understand. She also has an excellent client manner." Legal 500

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