Turbulence reigns over the world of international tax planning, and Brecher’s private client director Roger Holman doesn’t see the pace of change decreasing. The challenge is to cater to clients who want stability and simplicity. ‘They are looking for solid structures that are moving away from complex and opaque ownership back towards traditional tax and succession planning,’ he says. Despite the uncertainty on the horizon, he continues seeing HNWs move to the UK, all the way from the Middle East and China, as well as from Europe and the rest of the world. What’s attracting them is London’s variety of succession planning services, which has recently taken over ‘complex and artificial tax structures’. Helping families and trusts is what Holman is most passionate about, and his excellence in tax and succession planning hasn’t gone unnoticed by peers who praise him for his ‘pragmatic and comprehensible approach’ to what is likely the most complex area of the law. One client says: ‘His advice is always concise and clear and he never overuses the technical jargon that is so common with other tax advisers… and Roger is also someone who will happily share a joke with you.’ The star adviser has experience in private wealth taxation since 1998. He is an affiliate of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners as well as a contributor to the Chartered Institute of Tax’s technical committee.