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Transatlantic Wealth & Estate Planning, London
Wednesday 30th November 2022
Millennium Hotel London KnightsbridgeLondon, UK

Emma Gillies
Partner at Forsters


Emma is a Partner in Forsters Private Client team. She advises both UK and international individuals in relation to a broad range of personal taxation and estate planning matters.

Emma has extensive experience of advising on complex cross-border estate planning matters concerning high net worth families. She also advises clients on the creation and use of trusts as a means of succession planning and preserving family wealth.

Her work for international clients includes providing advice in relation to the UK rules on residence and domicile, and the remittance basis of taxation. She also advises clients on the tax implications of acquiring UK property and the structuring options available.

Emma has particular experience in tax and estate planning for clients with US connections, and she is widely regarded as a specialist in this field.

Emma graduated from Exeter University in 2008 with a dual qualification in English and French Law, after undertaking the Maîtrise en Droit (Master I) programme at the University of Rennes in her final year. Emma completed her LPC at the College of Law in London and trained at Burges Salmon LLP in Bristol from 2009, until she joined Forsters in 2011.

Emma is recognised as a "Rising Star" in the Spear's 500 2022 directory and she is ranked in the 2023 edition of The Legal 500

Agenda Sessions

  • Estate Planning and Charitable Giving