Ed Powles Partner
Ed advises on a range of private client and commercial trusts work.
He works with financial institutions, private clients, family offices, trustees and beneficiaries on complex UK and international trust law issues, personal taxation, and estate planning.
Ed has considerable experience in complex trust law issues, including drafting bespoke family and commercial trusts for a range of clients. He also advises UK and international individuals on UK personal tax, including residence, domicile, the remittance basis, pre-arrival planning and inheritance tax.
He advises charity trustees, those who transact with charities and donors on charity law and philanthropy, including the creation of charities.
Ed also has a particular interest in the law relating to art and cultural property, and has led the firm's Art and Heritage Property team since 2019.
Having obtained his MA and LLM from Cambridge University, Ed trained at Allen & Overy LLP and qualified in September 2005.
Ed is ranked as a leading lawyer by the 2019 Chambers & Partners (High Net Worth) guide, and is described by interviewees as "extremely capable" and a "very bright, intelligent man". Ed is also ranked by the Legal 500 directory, which notes that he is "excellent with clients and provides very practical advice". He has featured in Citywealth’s Leaders List for many years and was shortlisted for the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners' "Young Practitioner of the Year" award in 2013.
Details of Ed's experience are outlined below.