Sophie Cisler Solicitor - Succession & Tax - London

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Contact Details

Sophie undertakes a broad practice in Private Client issues, with a particular focus on personal taxation during lifetime and upon death, and advising offshore clients and entities with interests and assets in the UK.

Main areas of practice

Sophie undertakes lifetime and estate planning and advice for clients, including many with a multi-jurisdictional presence. She provides advice on taxation issues, including Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax, and the Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED). She advises a number of family offices, including those with offshore companies and trusts, about how best to hold their assets, including UK residential property. She also assists with the management of these assets. Her work includes the preparation of Wills and Powers of Attorney.

Sophie also undertakes the administration of estates, including those with complex or offshore aspects, or involving intestacies. She regularly deals with UK non-domiciled clients, including those who are UK resident, and advises them on tax matters relating to their individual situations..


Sophie advises individual clients on all matters relating to their lifetime and estate planning. Her clients often include several generations of the same family. She also advises a range of Trustees, particularly of offshore Trusts which have UK interests, as well as company administrators.

Significant experience

  • Advice to a Family Office in relation to a wide variety of personal and business interests based in a range of jurisdictions, including the UK, Jersey and Switzerland
  • Advice to the Trustees of an offshore Trust owning UK residential property, including the various tax and regulatory requirements
  • Lifetime and estate tax planning for clients with complex financial and family backgrounds, including previous marriages, children of differing ages and assets to be administered in different ways and by different Executors
  • The administration of an estate incorporating several jurisdictions, disputes amongst the beneficiaries, and complex questions relating to the deceased's lifetime tax compliance and domicile status


Sophie’s Blog

Supreme Court rules on who can decide to withdraw life-sustaining treatment

A hugely important decision was handed down by the Supreme Court this week, affecting what families can do when a loved one is on life support.

Safeguarding your health: LPAs and Messages in a Bottle

Today marks the start of Dementia Awareness Week and with an estimated 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK, this condition is something that needs to be discussed.

ATED: Returns are now due

The window for the submission of this year's Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED) returns is now open.

Articles by Sophie

A day In the Life of a Trainee Solicitor


Sophie shares an insight into a typical day in the life of a Trainee Solicitor.

Doris Enemuwe v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2015] EWHC 2081 (Admin)


Doris Enemuwe v Nursing and Midwifery Council [2015] EWHC 2081 (Admin)

Bhavsar v General Dental Council [2015] QBD (Admin) - Judgment not yet released


Case Summary on the Bhavsar v General Dental Council [2015] QBD (Admin) case – judgment yet to be released

Related Knowledge & Resources

Termination Payments: The end

On 10 August the Government published its response to a consultation on the taxation of termination payments. Lisa Wallis and Ruth Christy consider the Government's plans in more detail and their implications.

Could helping my child to buy a home financially benefit us both?

As property prices continue to soar across the UK, the dream of owning a home appears to be slipping away from a vast number of under 35’s. Unsurprisingly, the 'Bank of Mum and Dad' seems a very attractive option.

Taking responsibility...helping lives

Rebecca Davies was just a few months old when she was involved in an horrific car accident that changed her life forever.

Client Guide: Use of Discretionary Trusts

A guide to the reasons why it may not be desirable to leave assets directly to a beneficiary on your death.

Client Guide: Principal Duties of a Trustee

On accepting a position as a trustee, a person must be aware of the duties imposed on him by the trust deed and by statute. The following is a non-exhaustive overview of the principal duties of a trustee.

Client Guide: Discretionary Trusts

The discretionary trust is a very flexible form of trust.