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French Law Specialists

Our French law specialists support clients with a range of tax, property and legal services. Those clients benefit from an integrated service which takes care of both French and UK affairs in one place.

French tax specialists

The team has extensive knowledge of French tax and law, meaning we are able to provide a joined-up tax compliance and planning service.

Our team is also able to help clients looking for Monegasque and Swiss tax services. Through a combination of our own expertise and our strong network of advisers, we are able to give clients access to a truly international tax service.

UK and French inheritance and divorce

We can advise on all aspects of French and English private client law, these include services such as inheritance tax planning, lifetime gifts and wills, all aimed at ensuring that your wealth is passed on to your heirs in a tax efficient way. We are also experts in the “forced heirship” rules which apply across the French-speaking world.

If you are getting married, we can assist in producing a ‘contrat de mariage’ or pre and post-nuptial agreements, providing peace of mind as part of your preparation for marriage. If you are getting divorced and a French property is involved. we can advise on any property transfer.

French conveyancing

For clients who are buying or selling French property we provide an expert service to ensure that you fully understand each stage of the transaction and are kept fully informed of progress.

French probate

We have expertise in dealing with probates involving a French property. This can involve the sale of a property or a transfer into the name of one of the heirs.


We deal with litigation in France involving French property. Disputes with neighbours are common and we understand the tactics of dealing with these situations. We also deal with disputes involving administrative law in France which is a specialist area.

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