Keith is a senior private client tax and trusts lawyer with over 35 years’ experience in the area of trust and estate planning for wealthy UK and foreign families. Well known for his robust and incisive style, he is recognised by both ‘The Legal 500’ and ‘Chambers UK’ as a leading individual in his field.
He has a wealth of experience in advising on landed estates, and is a professional trustee of numerous large UK family trusts. He has a depth of knowledge of the issues involved in structuring major trusts and devising creative and commercial solutions in relation to the devolution of family wealth. He has an established offshore trust practice, and is the protector of a number of substantial offshore trusts.
He is the co-author of two precedent books on trusts and wills, and the original co-editor of an international law trust compendium. He is described by The Legal 500 as "high calibre” and Chambers UK as “an exceptionally good tax lawyer" and "a formidable character who will fight hard for his client" whose clients appreciate him for being "extremely effective and fantastic to work with".
Keith is a founding partner of Harcus Sinclair.
Keith was one of the original authors of Sweet & Maxwell’s Practical Trust Precedents and Practical Will Precedents. He is a member of STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) and the ACTPL (Association of Contentious Trust and Probate lawyers).