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Lindley isn’t afraid to get his hands dirty. ‘I always enjoy the big-ticket offshore trusts litigation,’ he says, mentioning a big case in Guernsey that has potentially spilled over to the English courts. ‘That would have very serious tax consequences; it’s a hundreds of millions of pounds structure, so that’s quite high-stakes litigation.’ Another case he worked on involved an estate split across the UK, the Netherlands, France and South Sudan. ‘We’re quite pleased with the result,’ he says. ‘We got into a scrap and won the battle; that’s resulted in the war coming to an end relatively swiftly.’ However, his real preference is for win-win settlements where his tax knowledge can ‘increase the pot for everybody [as] increasing the size of the pie can unlock a settlement’.

Mark Lindley
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