James is an expert on estate planning for families with a particular interest in tax planning for non-UK domiciled individuals who have a tax exposure here either through UK residence or through ownership of UK assets.
He heads the firm’s private client services which includes protecting wealth as assets, probate and estate administration, elderly and incapacity and inheritance and trust disputes.
He is also a member of the firm’s Agriculture and Rural team advising farm and landed estate owners on lifetime issues such as the most tax efficient business ownership structures as well as succession and trust planning.
His specialisms include:
- advising on the creation of UK and international trusts
- estate and trust planning for individuals and families
- advising farm and estate owners on estate and tax planning, as well as efficient business structures
- creating structures, involving both onshore and offshore elements, for the protection and efficient transfer of wealth.
James’s specialist knowledge is highly regarded throughout the industry. He has written for Lexis Nexis and Butterworths legal publications, including chapters on “Planning and Administration of Offshore and Onshore Trusts” and “Trust Drafting and Precedents”. He is a regular speaker at UK and international conferences on the UK residence and domicile here.
He joined Royds Withy King as a partner in 2006 having previously been a partner in the international private client team at Farrer & Co in London.
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP)
Holborn Law Society revenue Committee