Dr Liana Micallef read law at the University of Malta between 2003 and 2009, and was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws in 2009. In the same year she also read for a Diploma in Taxation with the Malta Institute of Taxation. Dr Micallef also read for an LL.M in Commercial and Corporate law at Queen Mary, University of London and graduated in 2011 after presenting a dissertation entitled “An Analysis of the Trustee’s Investment Powers and Duties”. She was admitted to the Bar in 2009. From 2009 to 2017 Dr Liana Micallef practised within the Private Client team at GANADO Advocates, with a particular focus on the setting up of trusts, foundations and other organizations, and matters relating to estate and succession planning. During these years at GANADO Advocates she also regularly assisted clients in matters relating to the prevention of money laundering, taxation, the formation of companies and general commercial and corporate law matters, and advised trustees, administrators and other fiduciaries on various legal and compliance matters. Before joining Equity Wealth Solutions Limited in July 2018, Liana also occupied the position of Legal Manager within one of Malta’s leading banks.