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Hazel Johnson

Director of Trusts

Sensitive and experienced specialist in trusts and family wealth taxes

T +44 (0)20 8922 9176
E Hazel.Johnson@bkl.co.uk

Sensitive and experienced specialist in trusts and family wealth taxes

T +44 (0)20 8922 9176
E Hazel.Johnson@bkl.co.uk

As one of BKL’s senior trust and estate practitioners, Hazel combines complex advisory work on UK and offshore trusts with broad tax advisory experience, to support the needs of wealthy people and their families.

Hazel’s expertise covers a range of personal and corporate aspects. She specialises in inheritance tax and capital gains tax advice for high net worth individuals, both UK and non-UK domiciled; she has experience of complex structuring involving trusts, foundations, corporate groups and other hybrid and offshore entities.

In guiding private clients through succession planning, Hazel sensitively balances the delicate, competing family needs that are often involved, while applying her high-level technical expertise to set out a bespoke tax-efficient plan for holding family wealth for the future.

  • Experienced tax consultant advising on structuring family wealth and succession planning
  • Wide range of high-level technical experience
  • Listens and responds to each client’s needs over and above tax planning

Trained barrister with Big Four experience

Joining BKL’s trusts team in 2022, Hazel brings over 25 years’ experience in the field of private client tax advice. This includes several senior positions at director level and time at a Big Four accounting firm.

Prior to that, Hazel trained as a barrister. Working with accountants has given her the opportunity to use her legal expertise in a more client-facing role and helps her in building an understanding of what each client needs.

Hazel is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP) and the Worshipful Company of Tax Advisers (WCOTA).

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