Gary Kiely

Gary Kiely

Senior Associate - Private Client

Career History

Gary studied at the College of Law and has been practicing law for 14 years having qualified in 2006.  

Over this time, Gary has been lucky enough to have practiced a broad variety of work and has had the opportunity to assist in some interesting cases. Some of the highlights of his work include working with Bonham’s with the sale of rare heritage property, tax planning for the film rights of David Bowies break through movie “Love you to Tuesday” and acting for the family of a double Oscar Winner.

Gary has been recognised in his field of expertise and has been ranked as a leading lawyer in his field by Chambers and Partners. He has recently be asked to contribute to their global guide for advising cross border lawyers.  Gary’s legal opinions have been regularly published in the broadsheets.

Gary deals with both private individuals and business owners.  He is experienced in dealing with high-net-worth clients and complex estates.  Gary also has a keen interest in cross-border estates, dealing with worldwide assets and is well versed in dealing with and advising on complex tax issues.

Recent Cases

Gary’s areas of expertise are:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Probate
  • Lasting Powers of Attorney
  • Attorneyship
  • Tax Planning
  • Business Property Relief (BPR)
  • Business Exit Succession Planning
  • Business Wills and Powers of Attorneys 
  • Capital Gains Tax (CGT)
  • High Net Worth Estates
  • Succession Planning
  • Non Domiciles, multijurisdictional and cross-border estates. 

Types of Client Gary has worked with:

  • Private individuals
  • Directors of blue-chip companies
  • Directors and Owner Managers of Small and Medium enterprises
  • lottery winners
  • Actors
  • Writers
  • Individuals with worldwide assets
  • Other Solicitors.

Gary is a qualified Chartered Manager (fellowship) which is the highest award for business management bestowed by the Chartered Institute of Management, he gained this status in 2018. This was awarded after completing a second degree in Leadership and Management and for his experience and contributions in strategic management. This allows Gary to have a greater insight with business owners when planning for the personal side of exiting a business and life after.  He is also a member of the Law Society, STEP and the SRA .

What makes me human

Outside of work Gary occasionally acts in film and TV.  He is also into his fitness and weight training.