Natasha is a partner in the private client and tax team.She works with UK based and international individuals with a particular focus on taxation of PE and hedge fund manager remuneration, taxation of entrepreneurs, employees and director remuneration and incentives, plus managing risks for non-UK entities where a UK individual creates a UK nexus for such entity.
Natasha also advises more widely, on all areas of wealth planning (including planning for digital assets), often from the start point of an individual coming to (or leaving) the UK in the context of the UK statutory residence rules and the remittance basis of taxation. A significant area of her practice is advising individuals and families (and their family offices) for whom a key concern is succession of their wealth / family businesses down the generations with a view to stewardship, whilst also ensuring asset protection, privacy and tax efficiency.
Natasha has advised on structuring for polo teams with foreign professional players wanting to play in the UK medium and high goal. She has a zero goal polo handicap.
Me in a minute
What makes my role interesting is understanding individual characters and their dynamics as part of a wider family
I have the opportunity to advise highly successful people, whose "big" characters have often been key to their business and/or financial success. But appreciating what drives and influences my clients outside that arena - personally and emotionally - is also a vital part of the picture. Having come up against clients, and/or their children, whilst on horseback playing polo might seem a rather dramatic approach to gaining this additional insight, but it is certainly informative (and fun).I hope that example helps demonstrate that what makes my role interesting is understanding individual characters and their dynamics as part of a wider family comprising individuals, whom often differ considerably in personality and circumstance.
I particularly enjoy working with members of younger generations who may have the opportunity to succeed their elders in taking over or developing family businesses and seeing the challenges they face in the transition period - this often brings out the true personality of the individuals involved.
So, I enjoy the challenge, not simply of navigating the highly technical and constantly evolving area of tax law which is the foundation of the area in which I advise, but also getting to know how every individual client and his family works.