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Individual - International Human Rights Barrister of the Year in England Doughty Street Chambers Edward Fitzgerald QC Barrister Tel: +44 (0)20 7404 1313 Doughty Street Chambers is a buoyant and cutting-edge set, renowned for and committed to defending freedom and civil liberties. The set has a truly national and international profile across its wide range of practice in criminal law, civil law, administrative and public law, international law and human rights. Since its foundation in 1990, Doughty Street Chambers’ aim has been and will always be to improve access to justice and to promote human rights and civil liberties through the law. Founded by fewer than 30 barristers, it has grown to become one of the largest sets in the country with over 120 members, of whom 34 are Queen’s Counsel, and it has established chambers in Manchester and Bristol as well as London. The protection and development of human rights and civil liberties is at the very heart of the work done at Doughty Street Chambers. Since Doughty Street was first formed back in 1990 a commitment to human rights and civil liberties has been its guiding principle and the set prides itself on the depth of knowledge, unrivalled

expertise, and experience of its barristers in the field of human rights. Doughty Street Chambers provides specialist human rights advice, training and advocacy across all the broad practice areas its barristers cover. The set has represented and defended human rights both within the domestic courts, in jurisdictions around the world, and at the various specialist international human rights bodies, including, for example, the Council of Europe and the Inter American Court of Human Rights. Edward Fitzgerald QC Edward Fitzgerald QC specialises in criminal law, public law, judicial review and international human rights law. In June 2008 he was awarded the CBE for services to human rights. He is ranked 1st in Extradition in Chambers and Partners and has been described as “a true intellectual giant – a top-class extradition and appellate lawyer”. As a criminal practitioner he has featured in many of the leading cases involving high profile defendants,

extradition, appeals against miscarriages of justice, and international law. Amongst others he has defended Silvio Berlusconi, Boris Berezovsky, Akhmed Zakayev (the Deputy Prime Minister of Chechnya), Michael Missick (the Chief Minister of the Turks and Caicos Islands) and the Chief Justice of Gibraltar, Derek Schofield. His practice extends to Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia. He successfully led the campaign to save the life of Yong Vi Kong, who had been sentenced to death in Singapore. He conducted the defence of Michael Wong in Hong Kong at first instance and successfully represented him and Shum Chiu in their successive appeals against their convictions in the Hong Kong Court of Appeal. He successfully represented Lai Kan Lai in her appeal to the Hong Kong Court of Appeal. And, more recently, he won the appeal of Sam Tak Lee in the Final Court of Appeal on a point of law concerning legal professional privilege. Finally, he represented Nancy Kissel in her re-trial and will be representing her in her review against the Long Term Prison Sentences Review Board in Hong Kong in 2017.

Individual - Private Client Lawyer of the Year in England MUNDAYS LLP Julie Man Partner and Head of Private Wealth Tel: +44 (0)1932 590643 Julie Man has been practising private client law for 16 years. The detailed knowledge and experience acquired during this period has established her as solid legal adviser in the private client arena. Ms Man’s work focuses on dealing with high net-worth individuals; particularly clients with business interests, domicile issues, etc. She has written extensively on these issues for Essence Magazine, Mature Times, Retirement Planner, Parental Choice, American in Britain, and The Expatriate’s Guide to Living in the UK and spoken at Fabulous Women events, local care homes, accountancy seminars and workshops. Ms Man noted: “The wide range of experience and knowledge I have built up during my career allows me to advise a broad spectrum of clients from established, long-standing clients wishing to pass wealth down to the next generation but needing advice meeting challenges brought by the ever-changing ‘modern family’ and changes in legislation (e.g. Brussels IV, proposed Residence Nil Rate Band etc.), to successful high net-worth entrepreneurial clients with the necessary technical rigour, adding a further dimension of interest to my work.”


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Moreover, Ms Man has a broad case load of private wealth work, including high net-worth tax-planning wills, lifetime capital tax-planning with noted expertise in Business Property Relief, the creation of private and charitable trusts, administration of trusts, administration of estates, deeds of variation, deeds of gift, and elderly client advice including planning for care home fees. Mundays LLP is a long-established law firm who are proud to have built a strong and vibrant client base, and national reputation. The office in Surrey is well located for national and international clients. The growth in business for corporates and high net-worth individuals has led to the successful opening of a central London office in the summer of 2015. Ms Man commented: “It is important that every client walking through the door should be treated with the same level of respect and service, whether they are vulnerable, or unused to managing legal or financial matters to the high net-worth and commercially astute.”

She added that many clients have assets abroad, which may require a separate will to be prepared in the relevant jurisdiction and a consideration of the effect of the Brussels IV regulation on assets based in the EU. Ms Man concluded: “One matter I have dealt with in the last 12 months involved a client who had substantial business interests (e.g. £100 million+). I acted in preparing wills for a married couple focusing on efficient tax-planning by transferring family wealth in a structured, protective and effective manner to the next generation. This involved incorporating protective Immediate Post-Death Interest trusts, maximising Business Property Relief (BPR) for Inheritance Tax purposes, including BPR tax planning in the wills and passing 10% of the estate to charity to attract the reduced rate of Inheritance Tax by drafting clauses compliant with HMRC requirements. “Advising on lifetime planning, such as using the ‘normal expenditure out of income’ exemption, is an important tool for high networth individuals with income surplus to their requirements.”

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