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Education

2004
STEP International Diploma in Trust Management

2012
Open University in conjunction with the College of Law
Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Honours

 

Personal achievement

Getting first class honours in my LLB

Insight

Timing, cost and control: Top 3 considerations for deemed domicile planning.

As the 5th April deadline approaches Debbie Lumsden, Private Client Director at VG, explores the top three considerations for clients and their advisors when contemplating settling an offshore trust as part of deemed domicile planning.

Debbie Lumsden

Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

Our solutions

Private Client

The head of every successful family wants to grow, protect and ultimately distribute his or her wealth. VG will partner with you and your advisers to help you achieve those aims in the most efficient and cost effective ways.

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The April countdown begins: Is tax the only driver for establishing a trust?

As a whirl wind 2020 draws to a close, it sets the scene for UK-resident non-domiciliaries to begin considering their plans for 2021, particularly for those who will become deemed-domiciled. Whilst the tax protections afforded by “protected settlements” tend to command the spotlight, Debbie Lumsden explores the many non-tax related advantages which can help meet the many demands, desires and concerns of prospective settlors.

Debbie Lumsden

Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

Our solutions

Family Office

Successful families need efficient and effective help to ensure their goals are achieved. We add value by becoming a trusted adviser and an integral part of the family’s support network.

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The becoming ‘deemed domiciled’ in the UK conundrum; is your client holding the “right” assets?

The ability to create a ‘protected settlement’, prior to becoming deemed domiciled in the UK for all tax purposes, can be a “golden opportunity”.  But what if it is also a curse?

Debbie Lumsden

Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

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A once in a lifetime, golden opportunity – time is ticking.

As seems to be the case every year, as we lead up to the 6 April UK tax year-end, the more enquiries we get from clients and advisors looking to undertake planning and implement structuring before the client becomes ‘deemed domiciled’ in the UK for all tax purposes. So what is all the rush about?

Debbie Lumsden

Debbie Lumsden

Private Client Director

News

VG named on 2020 eprivateclient Top Trust companies

VG has once again been recognised in the annual eprivateclient Top Trust Companies rankings, one of the industry’s most prestigious directories of private-client solutions providers across the globe.

VG

VG

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