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You may have spent your life growing your wealth. And you want to pass it along through generations. There may be an international element to it. Or it could be purely domestic. Whatever your circumstances, the right legal advice at the right time is crucial.

We can be there throughout your life. With an international network of committed, knowledgeable experts who know how to get the best results. A collaborative approach to working with your own advisors, anywhere. And a family office service tailored to your and your family’s individual needs. If it matters to you, it matters to us. So, let’s find a solution that works for you.

Our services include:

Wills & Estate Planning
We can help you make a new will or update an existing one, no matter the complexity or jurisdiction. All suited to your specific needs.
Administration of both international and domestic estates
We’re experienced in administering complex international estates across jurisdictions. This includes advising on settling taxes and distributing assets, whether a will has been left or not. This may involve working with your own advisors in a particular jurisdiction or instructing a local expert from our London base.
Court of Protection
We often advise clients in relation to Lasting Powers of Attorney (LPA) and their registration with the Office of the Public Guardian. This avoids the costly and time-consuming process of obtaining a deputyship order if an individual loses capacity.
We’ll help you draft and prepare trusts and family investment companies, as well as non-commercial loan agreements if you have inter family loan arrangements.
In this complex field, we can advise on:

  • Inheritance Tax (IHT)
  • Capital tax planning, for UK resident and domiciled clients
  • Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT) and Annual Tax on Enveloped Dwellings (ATED)
  • Capital Gains tax issues, including Non-Resident Capital Gains Tax NRCGT for residential property disposals
  • Handling HMRC enquiry and investigation correspondence in the context of COP8 (civil enquiries)
  • Tax compliance for onshore and offshore Trusts
  • De-enveloping
We’re experienced in acting for charities that have benefitted from assets in foreign jurisdictions and can provide advice at each step of the process.
Spanish probate
Our dual-qualified English solicitor and Spanish abogado are specialists in cross-border estate and can help you administer and wind up your Spanish estate from the UK.
Shinead Wilson

Patrick TR Thornton

Head of Private Wealth & Tax


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Legal Guide

Wills, Inheritance tax & Probate

Probate – a comprehensive guide

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Our pricing structure for all UK-related probate matters

For estates with only UK assets and where the estate is not in dispute or subject to legal proceedings.

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Advice that benefits everyone

You want your wealth to go to the people you choose. Family. Friends. Charities. In the UK. Or across the globe. We’ll give you and your advisors valuable support. Whenever you need it. So, together, we can find the best solution for you.

Key Contacts

+44 (0)207 235 8000
Private Client, Head of Tax
+44 (0)207 235 8000

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