We understand our clients’ needs and tailor our work to each set of circumstances, providing high quality, cost effective advice. We are a multi disciplinary practice and work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive service over all our practice areas.
We increasingly find our clients’ affairs have an international dimension with which we can help. We have an international network of highly regarded overseas law firms with whom we will liaise closely to provide coordinated solutions to clients’ multi-jurisdictional issues.
UK resident and domiciled clients If you own assets abroad, marry a foreign national or leave the UK temporarily or permanently, we can help steer you through the difficulties of foreign succession laws (including ‘forced heirship’ rules which oblige you to leave your estate to specific relatives), marital property regimes and the interaction of UK and foreign tax systems.
Non‑resident and/or non‑domiciled clients If you are moving to, or leaving, the UK, we can advise on your residence and domicile status for UK tax purposes and help you plan your move, including restructuring asset holdings, creating trusts and setting up segregated bank accounts to take full advantage of any favourable tax treatment you may be entitled to, such as the remittance basis. We can advise you as your status changes, and if you are likely to become ‘deemed domiciled’ or subject to the remittance basis charge. When you wish to leave the UK, we can advise you of the steps you need to take to avoid remaining within the UK tax net. Non‑resident trusts Making effective use of non-resident trusts requires ever greater knowledge and skill in today’s complex world. Our Private Client team provides coordinated advice on the structuring, restructuring and administration of offshore trusts for both UK and non‑UK based clients, advising settlors, trustees and beneficiaries.