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Expertise

  • Advice to private banks

    We advise private banks on the acquisition, disposal and reorganisation of various parts of their businesses, on the development of internal policy guidelines and best practice regulations and procedures, and on their dealings with counterparties.

  • Arriving in or leaving the UK

    We have combined expertise in estate planning, immigration, real estate and pre-arrival tax planning and advise on the spectrum of legal, practical and tax-related issues relevant to clients as they plan their arrival to (or departure from) the UK.

  • Art and heritage property

    We advise collectors, dealers, museums and private individuals on art-related and heritage property matters such as art loan arrangements, negotiations with auction houses, gallery contracts, ownership structures and tax issues.

  • Asset-holding structures

    We advise on the protection and preservation of clients' wealth for future generations, on acquiring personal and business assets using trusts and other international asset holding structures including companies, foundations, funds and partnerships.

  • Chartered corporations

    The team is the market leader in advising chartered bodies on governance and constitutional issues.

  • Commercial trusts dispute resolution

    The team has genuine expertise in commercial trusts.

  • Contentious trusts and probate

    We act for trustees, beneficiaries and members of ultra high net worth families in complex, high-value disputes, both in the UK and offshore.

  • Dispute Resolution

    Drawing on the firm's core strengths in tax, trusts, partnerships and real estate we advise trustees and individuals on a wide range of contentious matters.

  • Family governance & disharmony

    We advise individuals and their families and trustees on how to pre-empt and avoid formal disputes where disharmony has arisen.

  • Immigration

    We advise individuals, companies and organisations on their immigration needs and our key specialism in this area is obtaining entry clearance for our investor and entrepreneur clients.

  • Investor visas

    Our key specialism in immigration matters is obtaining entry clearance for our investor and entrepreneur clients.

  • Philanthropy and Charities

    We advise individual philanthropists, charities and other not-for-profit organisations both from a legal and practical perspective.

  • Private Wealth

    We help individual and families, trustees, beneficiaries, private banks and trust companies on a wide range of private wealth matters.

  • Probate

    Our probate experts are able to guide clients through the procedural formalities inherent in the formal probate process and subsequent administration of an estate.

  • Professional Practices

    We advises professional partnerships, LLPs (including fund managers)and other professional practices on constitutional documents, governance issues, LLP conversions, mergers/demergers, partnership disputes and on regulatory and compliance issues.

  • Professional Practices Alliance

    In professional practice you need the best legal and accountancy advice you can get. It is an extension of value to your clients and the guidance they rely on.

  • Real Estate

    We focus on the acquisition, disposal and letting of high-value residential property for corporate and private clients in the UK and the rest of the world.

  • Regulation and compliance

    We advise law firms and other professional practices and bodies on a range of regulatory issues and governance matters.

  • Transactions & Fiduciary Businesses

    We advise owners and bidders on the sale and purchase of trust businesses.

  • Trusts and divorce

    We advise on the trust law aspects of complex, high value (often international) divorces, on disclosure of information, on documentation relating to a trust in divorce proceedings, on enforcement and pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements.

  • Trusts in a commercial context

    We advise corporate trustees on a wide range of technical issues including UK tax . We also advise on bare trusts, escrow structures, receivables financing structures, ring-fenced asset trusts (restructuring transactions) and voting trusts.