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For most clients, a first step is to have an effective Will in place. Regardless of how simple or complex your financial or family situation may be, a Will gives you the ability to determine what happens to your property and assets after your death. It can also give you the peace of mind that your affairs are in good order.
People who die without a valid Will, should be aware that their assets will pass in accordance with fixed rules, laid down by law; this may not reflect their wishes. It may also increase the costs of – and the amount of inheritance tax – payable when they die.
Our experience extends not only to UK clients but also to non-UK domiciled and resident individuals. We have expertise in dealing with worldwide assets, trusts, business transfers on death, succession and tax planning and asset protection.
Beyond the preparation of Wills, our wider estate planning services encompasses advice to UK and international clients in relation to all their affairs; this includes advice on efficient tax-structuring. Our good standing with HMRC puts us in a strong position to help, often finding simple solutions to tax problems that may have arisen.
Druces is ranked by Legal 500 in this field:
“Amazing team, very professional, focused, driven for results, and truly care with a 24/7 approach”
“Lovely team and a very safe set of hands across the board. Combine legal knowledge with humanity, which is a rare combination in a ruthless market.”
“I have found working with Druces over the past four years very easy. They are very professional but friendly and helpful.”
Who to Contact
Head Of Private Wealth
Matthew is a Partner in the Private Wealth Team. He has an extensive private client practice and has specialist expertise in a number of areas.
Head of International Private Wealth
Robert is a Partner and the Head of Private Wealth at Druces. He has significant experience with UK and international tax planning, trust matters, probates, tax disclosures and disputes for banks, high net worth individuals, trustees, international companies, UK collection societies and partnerships.
Partner Private Wealth
Paul is a Partner in the Private Wealth department and is the lead partner for our contentious work in this field.
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