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.
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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.
As the market's response to COVID-19 is starting to take shape, we review some of the potential issues that PLCs may encounter when using share schemes.
UK-resident individuals and trustees face a much tighter timeframe to pay capital gains tax ("CGT") and file a tax return after selling residential property in the UK from 6 April 2020.
This note provides an update following the further consultation paper on the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (5MLD) that was published on 24th January 2020 by HMRC.
Before the election the Government announced a review with a view to reform Entrepreneurs Relief as it was costing the Treasury much more than anticipated. If you are considering selling your business in the next 12 months, there are some actions that you can take to secure the current treatment.
This note provides an update on the Fifth Money Laundering Directive (MLD5) and in particular it focuses on the impact on trustees in the UK, their reporting obligations and the Trust Registration Service (TRS).
Has the introduction of a tax relief and new ownership structure been slowly changing the face of UK business? The use of an EOT will generate tax-free capital gain, while providing benefit to employees.
The process of administering a deceased person's estate can be a lengthy and arduous process. This article highlights the points to consider when dealing with an estate and applying for the Grant of Representation.
The Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) has recently published a wide-ranging review of IHT. The thorough report sets out the current rules regarding IHT and makes a number of interesting suggestions for changes to reform IHT.
This question has recently been brought to the forefront of the High Court's attention and this article explains the law surrounding such circumstances and considers how you might avoid an unwanted outcome.
Introduced at the end of 2017, the Criminal Finances Act created two new strict liability corporate criminal offences, both targeted at the prevention of the criminal faclilitation of tax evasion. After somewhat of a 'soft landing' in terms of enforcement we ask: where are we now? What should businesses be doing to protect themselves? What comes next?
Acting for high-net worth individuals and business owners across the regions, nationally and internationally the majority of our team members are STEP qualified and a number also hold appropriate tax qualifications.