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Alison Palmer

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Alison is an experienced private client professional and a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation. Based at the firm’s London office, Alison advises clients on all taxation aspects of their financial affairs, including Capital Gains Tax (CGT) and Inheritance Tax (IHT) planning, the use of trusts, offshore matters and claiming applicable reliefs. In particular, she has an interest in residence issues and the taxation of foreign domiciliaries.

Alison started her career at Ernst & Young and gained her ATT qualification there. She then joined Arthur Andersen, which resulted in a move to Mercer & Hole when part of the private client work of Andersens was transferred to the firm. Spending the next ten years at Mercer & Hole, Alison qualified as a Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) in 2006. She left the firm in 2008 to join Rawlinson Hunter, where she became a Senior Manager in their London Private Client Tax team. Alison returned to Mercer & Hole in 2015 and was promoted to Tax Director in 2016. She became a partner in 2017.

Outside of work, Alison enjoys spending time with her family and is a keen scuba diver.

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