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66 LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, LONDON, WC2A 3LH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 3375 7000
Fax:
Fax 020 3375 7001
DX:
32 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.farrer.co.uk

James Carleton

Tel:
Work 020 3375 7405
Email:
Farrer & Co

Work Department

Private client – onshore.

Position

James has a diverse client base that includes advising individuals, family offices and executors on personal tax, trusts and succession planning (including Court of Protection and attorneyship). He has particular expertise in art transactions and heritage matters as well as setting up philanthropic and charitable structures. He advises on the treatment of high value art works in tax planning and heritage taxation strategies as well as the sale, financing, purchase and export of high value artworks by family offices, private banks and art dealers.

Career

Trainee and Solicitor, Farrer & Co, 1994-2003; made Partner in 2003.

Languages

French.

Member

International Bar Association; Charity Law Association; Land Trusts Association; STEP Philanthropy Special Interest Group; Honorary legal trustee for several charities

Education

St Catharine’s College, Cambridge (MA); College of Law, London.


London: Private client

Art and cultural property

Within: Leading individuals

James Carleton - Farrer & Co

Within: Art and cultural property

Farrer & Co   has a number of ‘standout individuals’ among them the ‘very impressiveAdrian Parkhouse, who acts for dealers, galleries, individuals and foreign governments in disputes over art and heritage property. The ‘brilliant and pragmaticJames Carleton  has particular expertise in cross-border art and heritage law. The ‘exceptionally able’ Rhoddy Voremberg is well regarded for his advice on the tax treatment of heritage property; the ‘excellent and immensely experiencedMike Chantler is also recommended for his work on the administration and taxation of heritage property. Julian Smith  is highly respected for his work in advising charities and non-departmental public bodies. Adam Carvalho  is an ‘up-and-coming senior associate whose reputation continues to grow’. The team represents major museums and galleries such as the Natural History Museum, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Science Museum, and also acts for the international super-rich, dealers and collectors. Other major clients include Greenwich Foundation for the Old Royal Naval College, Historic Royal Palaces and the Art Fund.

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Charities and not-for-profit

Within: Leading individuals

James Carleton - Farrer & Co

Within: Charities and not-for-profit

Farrer & Co  fields a ‘very responsive team that provides clear advice and guidance’. It is a ‘good all-round and solid team that always has someone available to assist who is a safe pair of hands’. The ‘excellentAnne-Marie Piper heads the team, which includes the ‘very professional and approachableJames Carleton, who is ‘experienced and pragmatic’; Elizabeth Jones, whose ‘response times are always quick and clients feel that the advice is realistic in terms of tailoring the advice to ensure that it is commercially viable'; 'superb' newly promoted partner James Maloney; and Sam MacDonald, who advises charities and other not-for-profit institutions on all aspects of UK charity law and related tax law. Another key member of the team is Julian Smith who advises a wide range of foundations and functional charities including those organisations that have been established by statute or by Royal charter. At associate level Laetitia Ransley  is ‘extremely professional and thorough. She provides clear and concise yet comprehensive advice’. Philip Reed  is also ‘effective and personable’. The ‘strong’ team continues to advise Leonard Cheshire Disability (a major international disability charity) on a wide range of issues. In other key matters it advised on the establishment of the London Emergencies Trusts. This is a charity that was established to help victims of terror attacks and other emergencies in London.

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Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Farrer & Co  is 'a leading firm in the private wealth world with an incredible array of technical expertise’. Rhoddy Voremberg is ‘outstanding’. Catherine McAleavey, Sarah von Schmidt and Mike Chantler are all ‘exceptionally able’. The ‘very knowledgeable’ Russell Cohen is ‘very versatile’ and James Carleton  is ‘superb on art issues’. Bryony Cove is praised for her ‘outstanding ability to meet the complex requirements of UNHW and HNW clients’. Mark Bridges produces ‘high quality work’ for a broad range of English private clients including philanthropists, trustees and landed families and specialises in succession planning, tax and trust advice. Newly promoted partner Debbie Pennington is ‘excellent for offshore planning’. The practice is acting for members of a significant Scandinavian UHNW business family in relation to a major reorganisation of the multiple family trusts between different branches of the family.

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