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Rosamond McDowell


Rosamond specialises in tax and estate planning advice for individual private clients, families and trustees, onshore and offshore.

Rosamond helps families to plan, advising on estate and capital taxes, inheritance matters, wills, trusts and other financial structures. Mental capacity is critical to estate planning matters, and Rosamond advises on Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection applications. Difficulties can arise from maladministration of probates or breaches of trust, fiduciary or investment obligations, or when the laws of various jurisdictions internationally conflict. Rosamond can advise beneficiaries in these circumstances and is also experienced at defending executors and trustees who are subject to complaints from aggrieved beneficiaries.


Rosamond trained at Charles Russell and upon qualification joined Biddle & Co in 1998 which then merged in 2001 to become Pinsents. She joined Payne Hicks Beach from Collyer Bristow where she moved in 2004.

Rosamond is a member of the Law Society Private Client Section. She is also an ordained priest.

Qualified 1998, joined Payne Hicks Beach 2014, partner 2014.


السيدة روزاموند متخصصة في حسابات الضرائب والأستشارات العقارية الخاصة بالعملاء والعائلات والوكلاء عن الأوقاف العائلية في داخل او خارج المملكة المتحدة.

وأنها تقوم بمساعدة العائلات في الاستشارات العقارية والضرائب المالية في حالة الميراث أو وجود وصية أو الأوقاف أو قوائم مالية أخرى – والتخطيط السليم في الظروف الصعبة.

كما ان السيدة روزاموند لها قوة قانونية أمام المحاكم لتطبيق القانون في الحالات الصعبة لفاقضي الأهلية و للذين لهم حقوق لدى الغيرو المشاكل التي تنشأ من الادارة الغير سليمة للممتلكات والأوقاف أو الاستثمارات المشروطة أو في حالة تعارض القوانين الدولية المختلفة.

وأنها تعطي الاستشارات للمستفدين في الحالات المختلفة ولها خبرة واسعة في الدفاع عن التنفيذ للوكلاء وحالة الشعور بالظلم من المستفدين.

­Rosamond is listed in Chambers HNW 2023 as a Leading Individual and in The Legal 500 UK 2024 as a ranked top private client solicitor specialising in private wealth law, contentious trusts & estates,  agriculture & landed estates and charities and not-for-profit.

Chambers HNW 2023 highlights Rosamond for her expertise in trusts, and cross-border and domestic estate planning, with one comment advising that “Rosamond knew the technical, multi-jurisdictional side of things as well as the softer, emotional side. Rosamond understands the issues and immediately puts the client at ease.”

Comments to Chambers HNW and the Legal 500 UK advise that Rosamond “is wonderful and definitely has a unique skill set,” that “she has considerable litigation skills and is also very good on planning,” that “she is calm and thorough and conveys her client’s position clearly and robustly,” and that “she is very bright and great to work with, a sensible lawyer, advises her clients sensibly and is an original thinker who is good at strategy tactics.” The law directories recognise that “she speaks several languages and is very good on the international scene as a result – she speaks both fluent German and Arabic,” that “she has a rare combination of skills and a very interesting background” and that “she is very competent and a real consummate private client lawyer with strong dispute-handling skills.” Highlighting her expertise in trusts, and cross-border and domestic estate planning, a source says she “brings a wealth of family matter experience and relates well to each of the different generations involved” another adding “A joy to work with, combining tremendous fun with astonishing efficiency”.

Rosamond is listed in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2023. She has been included in the Citywealth Leaders List for many years and endorsed by Who’s Who Legal: Private Client. The Spear’s 500 2024 and Spear’s Tax & Trust Advisers List 2023 list Rosamond as a “Top Recommended Tax & Trust Lawyer”.