SIMON WEIL

BIRCHAM DYSON BELL

Category
Tax & Trust Lawyers
Company Size
UK

Simon Weil’s varied practice spans everything from contentious trusts to advising the government on charitable tax vehicles, and representing sophisticated global givers — no wonder then that he was Spear’s Philanthropy Adviser of the Year in 2016. But he isn’t resting on his laurels, and continues to cater to an increasingly philanthropically-minded HNW client base. The mood, says Weil, is for giving along the more open American model. ‘Big banks and law firms are finding themselves prompted by client demand to offer philanthropy in a way that they haven’t… in the past,’ he says. But trouble still looms in the charity world: ‘In the drive for transparency, people tend to ignore the consequences.’

Simon Weil