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Nikki Owen joined the team at Finlaysons in the role of Special Counsel in 2016.
Nikki has practised as a solicitor in Bath in England for 18 years, the latter 10 years as a partner and head of a large Wills, Estates and Asset Protection team. She requalified and was admitted as a lawyer in South Australia in 2015. She is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners or STEP, a worldwide organisation recognising experience and knowledge in trust and estate practice. She has been recognised by international industry publications such as the Legal 500 as "highly regarded", "efficient" and noted for "excellent communication" in the 2014-2015 edition and by Chambers & Partners in the 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 edition as a "leader in the field" in Private Client.
Nikki is able to advise on Wills, Enduring Powers of Attorney for lifetime financial decisions, Advance Care Directives for lifetime health and care decisions in the event of lack of legal capacity, estate administration and asset protection, particularly in the context of increasingly common and litigious blended family situations.
She has worked successfully with business owners and farming families in the UK, recommended to her through a network of accountants, financial advisers and the National Farmers Union, to ensure that businesses, farms and other assets could pass seamlessly to the next generation. She has an extensive knowledge of UK inheritance tax and is particularly adept at advising clients who have relocated to South Australia and have UK assets and beneficiaries . Nikki will be working with the Wills, Estates and Succession team, and also the Family Business & Wealth Solutions team and the Tax and Revenue team to provide bespoke solutions to clients’ needs.