Iris became a Partner in 2006. She advises on cross-border estate and succession planning issues and the establishment of offshore trust structures. Iris has particular expertise in the structuring of family wealth and acts for multinational families with cross-border investments. She sets up bespoke trust and investment holding structures and family offices and advises trustees of offshore trusts on fiduciary and other issues. She has experience in drafting various trust documents, including trust deeds and letters of wishes.

Iris also advises on corporate commercial law and has experience in international joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and financial markets, often relating to family-owned businesses.

Iris has been listed in the Citywealth Leaders List for a number of years. This list is compiled through the recommendation of industry peers, UHNW clients and charitable organisations.

Iris was named Best Private Client Lawyer in the 2016 Women in Wealth Awards.


BA (University of Natal, South Africa, 1986)
LLB (University of Natal, South Africa 1988)
LLM International Business Law Distinction (UCL, 2005)
Professional membership
Law Society of England and Wales
Kwa-Zulu Natal Law Society


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