Karen Marks


Karen is straightforward and down to earth making her very easy to work with. Her advice is clear cut, practical and relevant. She is also friendly, engaging and quick to establish a rapport with clients and peers.

I concentrate on tax and structuring advice for international individuals and families. My clients include very wealthy multi-national families, entrepreneurs and highly sophisticated investors from investment banking and hedge fund backgrounds. Many of my clients are non-UK domiciled and are not resident in the UK. I advise on their UK tax status both on departure and coming to the UK as well as on the structuring of their worldwide assets efficiently and to provide a workable method of holding their wealth for future generations. I also act for offshore trustees and private banks providing tax and trust advice on structures managed and administered by them.

I originally worked as a secondary school teacher in inner London for six years before requalifying as a solicitor over 20 years ago. Initially, I practised in corporate finance in the City before moving into private client work. I spent over nine years in the tax and private capital department of Lawrence Graham, being promoted to partner in 2003. I was also a partner in the private client department of Boodle Hatfield (2008 – 2011).

I am a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA), passing the ATII in 1997. I have been listed as a Leading Lawyer, a Power Women, and in the Honours Lists in the Citywealth Leaders Lists.