Our specialist lawyers provide high quality, intelligent advice that is comprehensive, considered and clear.
A will is an essential part of your personal financial planning.
Creating a trust can have significant tax and other advantages. We advise on the Inheritance Tax and Capital Gains Tax implications of setting up a trust, and assist trustees with trust management.
The successful use of trusts requires effective management.
Inheritance Tax can often be minimised with careful planning.
Careful planning can reduce your estate's tax bill considerably. As specialists in succession and related tax planning, we can offer practical and effective advice on a wide variety of issues.
Post-death deeds of variation offer huge scope for tax planning. When someone benefits from a deceased person's estate under a will or intestacy, or as the surviving owner of a joint asset, he or she may wish to redirect the inheritance to others. There are considerable tax advantages if this type of gift is made by a qualifying deed of variation
By keeping abreast of developments, we can help you deal with all of the issues surrounding personal, estate and trust tax returns.
Our Commercial Property & Development team give commercially orientated advice and ensure a speedily concluded transaction whether you are purchasing, selling or leasing commercial property.
We advise institutional investors, operating businesses, the public sector, estates and private individuals and have experience in acquiring portfolios of properties from administrators or receivers. We have experience in all manner of capital transactions acting for a variety of businesses and individuals with sales and purchases of stand alone or portfolios of commercial properties.
Our team provides specialist expertise in connection with joint venture and partnership arrangements, promotion agreements, the acquisition of strategic land, equalisation agreements and overage/clawback arrangements.
Whether we are acting for the senior lender, mezzanine funder or the borrower we provide commercially focussed advice aimed at ensuring the deal is completed within the required time frames whilst still protecting our client’s interests. Our role is more than simply knowing the law, it is about applying our knowledge to the deal to get it done.
Our advice is practical, straightforward and commercial. The breadth of experience ensures the team can advise all companies irrespective of size. We have specific expertise on small business sales and purchases where the property is the main asset.
Our clients come from both the public and private sectors. The breadth of experience of our team enables us to give practical advice and anticipate difficulties so ensuring projects are completed efficiently and cost effectively.
Our planning team is expert in the negotiation and drafting of planning obligations as part of first instance applications or appeals.