Keith Bruce-Smith is one of London’s senior private client trust and tax lawyers. He has over 30 years’ experience in the area of trust and estate planning for wealthy UK and foreign families.
He is a professional trustee of numerous large UK family trusts and a protector of a number of substantial offshore trusts. Through these, he has wide involvement in transactions concerning property holdings, business interests and UK and offshore investment portfolios. He has particular experience in advising landed estates on questions of estate strategy and the structuring of ownership.
Clients value Keith’s knowledge of tax law and innovative strategies for the devolution of family wealth. He is one of the authors of Practical Trust Precedents and Practical Will Precedents, and an original co-editor of International Trust Precedents. He is also a senior reserve officer in the British Army and ex-officio is a trustee of a number of high-profile Armed Forces Charitable Trusts. He is listed as a leading specialist in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners directories.