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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

Bart Peerless

Tel:
Work 020 7203 5274
Email:
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work Department

Charities and not-for-profit, private wealth; private client.

Position

Bart’s practice is diverse. He advises individuals, trustees and beneficiaries, based in both the UK and abroad, in relation to tax, succession and estate planning (including, in particular, on the use of trusts and other asset-holding vehicles). His clients include some of the world’s wealthiest families; in particular, he advises many UK and international business people and substantial landowners and frequently has to deal with cross-border tax and succession issues in the course of this work. He also acts for a large number of charitable trusts and is a trustee of several charities.


London: Private client

Agriculture and estates

Within: Agriculture and estates

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP  has a large team that advises clients across its three UK offices on all aspects of agricultural and rural estates matters. It often advises on the terms of old trusts (including Settled Land Act settlements) where the trustees own farmland and rural estates. The ‘exceptional and reassuringBart Peerless  heads the private client division and adopts a ‘pragmatic approach to solving problems’. Christopher Page  heads the rural business and landed estate sector. The team is recommended for its work in succession planning both in terms of tax mitigation and at ensuring that estates pass down the generations as intended. The department also works closely with the firm’s trust litigation team. Thomas Moran  regularly acts for UK and foreign clients on the acquisition and disposal of agricultural property and James Bradford is recommended for his advice on various matters such as tax and succession issues that affect rural estates. Christian Massey  has considerable experience of handling a wide range of issues for landed estates. He is also well regarded for his work on agricultural and country house property transactions.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Bart Peerless - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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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