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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

5 FLEET PLACE, LONDON, EC4M 7RD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7203 5000
Fax:
Fax 020 7203 0200
DX:
19 LONDON CHANCERY LANE WC2
Email:
Web:
www.charlesrussellspeechlys.com
Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

James Trafford

Tel:
Work 020 7427 1041
Email:
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Private wealth; private client.

Position

James is a trusted adviser to individuals, families and organisations with complex trust and tax issues. James is often the first port of call for other lawyers, accountants and private bankers, from the UK and overseas, seeking specialist private client tax and trust advice with a commercial approach. He is known for his diplomacy in handling delicate family situations that often involve complex matters across several generations. As a trustee of many large trusts, he is frequently called upon to chair meetings and bring clarity to areas of legal technicality and complicated decision-making. James is highly regarded for his international work on which he has focused for the last 20 years, particularly in the Channel Islands. His clients are based across the UK and in numerous jurisdictions worldwide.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP has an ‘excellent and responsive team that looks to work collaboratively with other professional advisers to provide a holistic service’. The large team has a number of ‘excellent’ practitioners. Bart Peerless is ‘exceptionally able technically and has a complete grasp of the increasingly complex tax laws that affect most trusts and estates’. Piers Master has an ‘excellent technical knowledge of the tax issues that face resident non-domiciled clients. He is sensitive to cross-border tax issues and knowledgeable about international succession matters’. William Begley has a ‘very relaxed manner which belies his sharp intellect’ and James Trafford ‘gets to the heart of the problem quickly’. Robert Blower ‘thinks each problem through to come up with an often ingenious solution’ and Nicola Thorpe is ‘very experienced in offshore trusts and tax’. Andrew Cameron is ‘proactive and very client orientated’ and newly promoted partner Sangna Chauhan has ‘great technical skills combined with a human touch’. John Ward  specialises in providing UK and international tax and estate planning advice to UK and international families.  The department advises on the full range of tax and trust matters for major landed estates and owners of heritage property in addition to advising trustees and other entities in the UK and offshore. This is ‘definitely a firm that can handle all issues on time with due regard to the practical demands of each client’.

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