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Freeths LLP
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Family Wealth - Trusts, Estates & Tax


Mike is a UK based partner specialising in private wealth management and tax planning for clients. He has a particularly niche practice in advising high net worth non-domiciled clients (predominantly the far and middle East) on how to structure property acquisition in the UK to mitigate UK taxes. Mike provides UK tax and estate planning advice to non-domiciled clients and works with them to determine the best structure to protect their wealth.

Mike also work closely with high net worth UK domiciled clients (particularly Mayfair and City professionals) to similarly ensure that their wealth is protected and that there is professional and clear planning in place should something happen to them.

Mike often work alongside the firm’s Real Estate Teams advising clients on how to structure their purchases. The London property market is still seen as safe and stable with the potential for good capital growth. Whether a client is buying a Mayfair Hotel, a 2 bed apartment at Canary Wharf or an 8 bedroomed townhouse on High Street Kensington, it is important for both UK and foreign buyers to receive detailed advice on how they should own these assets.


Qualified 2005.


Whitehead Monckton (Maidstone) 2003 to 2009 (trainee from 2003 to 2005 then associate)

Castle Legal LLP (Maidstone) 2009 to 2011 (managing partner)

Judge Sykes Frixou (London) 2011 to 2013 (senior associate)

Taylor Vinters LLP (London) 2013 to 2019 (senior associate then partner from 2014)


Keele University (LLB Hons 2:1 – Law with American Studies)

The College of Law, Chester (LPC)


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