Ceri Vokes

Partner | London

Ceri is a partner in the private client and tax team.

She works with UK domiciled and non-UK domiciled high net worth individuals and advises on all aspects of wealth planning, with a particular emphasis on: tax efficient investment structuring, with expertise in insurance bonds, real estate, private equity funds, hedge funds and other alternative investment classes; carried interest and buyout structuring; advice on entrepreneurs’ relief planning; and tax issues for sports stars.

Ceri regularly advises on complex cross border tax planning and has worked closely with many family offices.

Ceri is also the training partner at Withers, responsible for recruitment and management of the trainee solicitor programme. Prior to joining Withers, Ceri worked as a corporate tax lawyer.

Secretary Paula Marques

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A likeable former corporate lawyer with an active sports and City centric client base.

Spear's Tax Lawyers 2016
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Ceri Vokes has ‘a robust understanding of international and UK tax issues relating to HNWI and their families. She is very responsive, technically brilliant and gets straight to the point. She is very reliable and clearly satisfies the needs of the most demanding of clients’.

Legal 500 UK, 2017

Track record

Admissions

Memberships

Talks

Restructuring of a multi-jurisdictional portfolio of assets comprising multi-jurisdictional tax and regulatory issues.

Advice on a highly bespoke US/UK real estate carried interest structure.

Opining on the tax treatment of novel insurance policies for a number of international insurers.

England & Wales, 2004

Law Society of England and Wales

Ambassador for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

‘Good bye, uncertainty. Hello, complexity’, Statutory residence test

‘Tapping into private wealth’, Private equity

Life Insurance Solutions for High Net Worth Individuals

Me in a minute

I enjoy delivering a creative, bespoke and responsive service to my clients

I act for a broad range of private clients, from family offices and entrepreneurs to sports stars. I trained at a magic circle law firm, qualifying initially as a corporate tax lawyer, before turning my hand to private client over a decade ago.

I enjoy delivering a creative, bespoke and responsive service to my clients. I particularly enjoy building relationships with clients stretching over many years. I have acted for some of my clients for a decade or more.

Education


Languages


  • English

Dates


Joined

2006
Partner

2013

Recognition


London

20 Old Bailey,

London,

EC4M 7AN

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