BART PEERLESS

CHARLES RUSSELL SPEECHLYS

Category
Tax & Trust Lawyers
Company Size
International

‘The work is changing from quarter to quarter,’ says Bart Peerless. ‘We had the non-dom rules, the Finance Act that wasn’t and then the Finance Act coming back.’ Nevertheless, he notes some aspects of continuity: clients still come to him for the usual range of succession and tax issues. Yet the prevailing uncertainty has arguably altered their priorities. ‘Clients are more concerned about high levels of taxation and risk,’ he says, arguing that a period of stability is overdue. But while Peerless has been focused like everyone else on the short-term technical challenges caused by legislative shifts, he’s also an erudite lawyer, capable of seeing the bigger picture: ‘It’s one of those moments in history when there’s a pendulum swing.’

Bart Peerless