Irina Webb

Senior Manager, London

Irina Webb

Irina is a private client tax specialist who advises HNW and UHNW individuals with worldwide business interests, global assets and offshore trust structures on a wide range of private client matters.

Her clients are high net worth individuals and their families and her particular expertise is in advising international clients, specifically UK resident and non-UK domiciled individuals.

As a fluent Russian speaker, Irina focuses on advising CIS clients (and their family offices) on their tax affairs and is able to communicate complex UK tax matters to them. She develops strong relationships with her clients and is seen as their main point of contact.

Key expertise

  • Helping to manage CIS clients’ UK tax exposure and UK tax compliance, as well as being the clients’ main point of contact and working closely with the clients’ bankers, family offices, lawyers and trustees,
  • Providing the UK tax support CIS clients require to achieve their personal and business objectives,
  • Acting as the trusted adviser to CIS clients and delivering UK tax planning solutions together with Saffery’s colleagues and leading Partners,
  • Advising CIS clients and their families regarding becoming residents in the UK or leaving the UK and the applications of the UK’s Statutory Residence Test,
  • Advising CIS clients on planning before they become UK resident and before they become deemed domicile in the UK for UK tax purposes,
  • Advising CIS clients on their UK tax residence status, including dual residence, domicile position and the use of the remittance basis and remittance planning for UK tax purposes,
  • Advice on setting up and administering offshore holding vehicles and trust structures,
  • Project management for supporting services (such as immigration advice, legal advice and property acquisitions).


Irina’s interests outside work include reading, sport activities, eating out, watching art house films and travelling the world.