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John Brien

Associate Director, Private Law

John has significant experience of advising clients on tax and succession planning.

He has particular expertise in personal tax, having trained at a Big 4 firm and qualifying as a Chartered Tax Adviser in 2001. He then joined Gordons LLP, where he worked alongside Frances, Martin and Suzannah for eight years.

John specialises in inheritance tax planning, particularly through the use of trust structures, both offshore and in the UK. He also has extensive experience advising on Wills, Powers of Attorney and succession planning, with a particular focus on advising business owners and high net worth individuals in relation to preserving their wealth.

John acts as a professional trustee for a number of clients, and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.