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Chris Shepard

Smith & Wiliamson

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Highly regarded among the Spear’s network, Chris Shepard has looked after the tax affairs of families with both inherited and newly acquired wealth for 30 years. A partner at Smith & Williamson since 1996, Shepard often deals with probate matters and estate and tax planning. He also specialises in matters relating to trusts, philanthropy, succession planning and wills. One question he often faces is at what point the children of an HNW client should receive their inheritance. ‘It is a question of giving them enough to take responsibility, but not too much that they completely go off the rails and become dependent,’ he has previously said.