United Kingdom


Trusts which are administered by an English trustee in conjunction with other trustees may be treated as either “onshore” or “offshore” for tax purposes, depending on the residence and domicile of the settlor of the trust at the time it was established or funded. 
It is therefore possible to provide both tax resident UK trusts as well as offshore trusts with some administration being carried out in the UK in appropriate circumstances. Summit Trust Company Ltd is an English trust corporation and was established in 1962 as part of a merchant banking group and joined the Summit Trust Group in 2004.
English trust law is the foundation for trust laws internationally and in recent years has been modernized. The English Chancery Court is highly-regarded and the use of English law as the governing law of a trust is often a well-informed choice.

United Kingdom Management Team

Robin Lee-Smith

General Counsel

Spoken : English

Robin began his career with the international law firm Simmons & Simmons in the City of London prior to joining Coutts International Private Bank and Trust Group where he was general counsel in Guernsey, Hong Kong and Zurich. In 1999 he moved to Geneva to join Summit Trust International. He is a graduate of the University of Oxford where he read Jurisprudence. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Since 2004 he has lived in London where he supervises Summit Trust Company Limited, an English trust corporation.

Daniel Martineau


Spoken : English, French

Daniel worked in management positions for leading trust companies in Canada prior to taking up roles in offshore trust companies in Nassau, Jersey and Geneva, with Coutts International Private Bank. A graduate of the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, he subsequently earned his Masters of Business Administration at the University of Miami. He is accredited as a member of the Financial Planning Institute of Canada and a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Daniel is a founder of the Swiss Association of Trust Companies, a member of the editorial committee for Wealthbriefing, an on-line wealth management news service and is a frequent speaker at industry conferences.

Stella Mitchell-Voisin


Spoken : English, French

Stella began her career with NatWest Bank, as a graduate trainee in 1991. She quickly moved into the Coutts private banking and trust subsidiary in Jersey before moving to Geneva in 1996. She has a wide range of experience of trust and company management including fine art, bloodstock, commercial and residential property, private equity, family offices and private trust companies. Stella is a law graduate of King’s College, London (LLB Hons), an associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers (ACIB) and a Member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Stella is a much sought after speaker at trust conferences and is a regular tutor for the STEP Foundation and diploma courses. 


Contact us

Summit Trust Company Limited is an English trust corporation, established in 1962.

17 Cavendish Square
United Kingdom

Telephone: +44 (0) 20 3178 7286
Fax: +44 (0) 20 3178 7287