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Private Client

Druces’ Private Client team offers a wide range of legal services for individuals and families across the UK and internationally. We work closely with our clients – often over several generations – to provide solutions which are tax-efficient and which help to secure their financial future.

We are experienced in dealing with tax and estate planning, wills and lasting powers of attorney, capacity issues and other Court of Protection matters.  We advise family offices and deal with trust formation and management as well as probate for both UK and overseas clients.

Taxation considerations are often central to our work, be it in high value corporate matters or efficient structuring and estate planning for individuals. We advise upon both private and commercial tax issues for individuals, partnerships, companies, charities and trusts. Our expertise also extends to litigation and dispute resolution.

For international clients, our dual-qualified lawyers are able to advise in relation to French tax issues, property investments and probate, as well as tax and private client issues in Monaco and Switzerland.

Our growing and experienced contentious probate practice deals with disputed wills, trust disputes and other contentious issues.

We also have a strong Charities group to guide charities and other ‘not for profit’ organisations through the broad range of legal, regulatory and practical issues affecting them. Our charity clients include a range of international, national and private charities and we can advise on the most efficient structures and methods of administration regardless of the size of the charity and however created.

Legal 500

We are recommended in Legal 500 for our work within Personal Tax, Trust and Probate; Contentious Trust and Probate; and Charities & Not-for-Profit. Client testimonials from Legal 500 are featured below:

  • “Attention to detail and personal investment in finding solutions. Pragmatic as well as legally accurate advice.”
  • The lawyers are incredibly efficient, knowledgeable in their area, capable, understanding and very personable.”
  • Druces combines the best aspects of a long tradition in private client work and a modern approach to practice and clients.”
  • “Druces is experienced in delivering traditional private client services across UK capital taxes, estate planning and probate.”

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