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Piers Barclay

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Work 020 7831 9222
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Macfarlanes LLP

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Private client

Position

Partner specialising in succession, tax and estate planning advice for individuals and their families as well as related advice to trustees and other private client service providers, such as family offices. In addition to UK-based clients, much of his work has an international element, including structuring multi-jurisdictional estates, using trusts in civil law and Sharia law countries and advising non-UK trustees on tax and fiduciary matters. Piers is head of the private client team.

Career

Trained Macfarlanes; qualified 1998; partner 2005


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Piers Barclay - Macfarlanes LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Macfarlanes LLP is skilled at advising international entrepreneurs, family offices and owner-managed businesses. It routinely advises clients who have no UK connections. Strenghts lie in advising on complex international asset structuring, family governance issues as well as tax planning advice. Piers Barclay heads the team and specialises in succession, tax and estate planning for individuals and their families as well as related advice to trustees and other private client service providers, such as family offices. The team is also skilled at structuring multi-jurisdictional estates by using trusts in civil law and Sharia law countries, and is also adept at advising non-UK trustees on tax and fiduciary matters. Mark Hunter and Richard Giangrande  were promoted to the partnership.

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