‘I don’t see aggressive tax planning anymore,’ says Withers tax partner Sophie Dworetzsky. ‘I don’t think anyone’s got any appetite for that. I’m sure it’s still done somewhere but I haven’t seen it for a good few years.’ Commended by market experts for her ‘encyclopaedic’ tax nous, she specialises in all aspects of ‘sophisticated’ private client planning, from advising fund managers on remuneration structuring to helping UHNW families and trustees. She says non-doms remain unable to plan, thanks to the government’s erratic stance: ‘They feel unfairly portrayed — maybe by parliament, maybe by the press — and really quite frustrated by how matters have proceeded for the past two and a half years,’ she says.
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