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          Private capital

          We’re living longer and facing a world where planning for the present and the future is a necessity, not a luxury.

          Operating both in the UK and overseas, we deliver specialist guidance across all private capital areas. Our business owner, entrepreneur and high net worth family clients trust us to understand the complexities and opportunities relevant to them, drawing together a holistic solution that gets the required results.

          Many of our team members are STEP qualified.  Individuals within the team and wider firm also hold specialist tax qualifications. Our team is ranked in the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners High Net Worth Guide. Depending on the work you require, we have individuals at all levels able to assist including Partners, Directors, Senior Associates, Associates, Solicitors, Trust Administrators, Legal Executives, Trainee Solicitors and Support Staff, with a breadth of experience and in a range of specialisms to meet your needs.

          While other lawyers may limit their advice to preparing for the future we draw on expertise from across the firm to support our clients both now and as their circumstances change. We are one of the few firms to provide a breadth of expertise across all areas of Private Client and do so in a commercially focused and solution driven way.

          We specialise in:

          • Estate administration (probate). Please click here for further information and our costs to deal with the estate administration
          • Wills and powers of attorney
          • Wealth and succession planning with multi- jurisdictional assets (including the preparation and administration of Trusts)
          • Domicile and residence issues
          • Cross-jurisdictional trust advice (including planning, structuring, tax and administration)
          • Tax planning
          • Advising on tax planning vehicles such as family investment companies, limited partnerships and family office issues
          • Family business governance
          • Charities and philanthropy
          • Wills and Trusts disputes


          Clients and other professionals tell us that we stand out for our commitment to listening, advising and acting in a way that goes beyond just legal advice. Our commercial approach combines deep expertise, delivered by people with relevant experience. We get straight to the heart of the problem, presenting practical, long-lasting solutions.