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Charles Gothard

Tel:
Work 020 7831 9222
Email:
Macfarlanes LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner in private client, specialising in advising international families and entrepreneurs as well as the family offices, trust companies and other institutions helping them. His work often relates to their estate planning, structures (whether trusts, foundations or other vehicles), philanthropy and personal affairs.

Career

Partner 2013.


London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

Charles Gothard - Macfarlanes LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Macfarlanes LLP is ‘provides sophisticated and nuanced advice; the team has great depth’. Head of department Piers Barclay  is ‘extremely knowledgeable and has excellent commercial sense’ and Edward Reed  is ‘first-rate’. The ‘very wiseJonathan Conder , Sebastian Prichard Jones , Charles Gothard , Oliver Court and newly-promoted partner Isobel Morton  are all ‘knowledgeable, dedicated and hardworking and each displays valuable judgement’. Nicholas Harries  is also ‘very intelligent’. The ‘highly skilled’ team routinely advises on high value and complex work often with an international dimension. The ‘excellent Jennifer Smithson  is recommended for her work on international estate planning for private clients around the world.

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  • Finding the 
right words

    In the recent case of Newbury v Sun Microsystems [2013], the defendant argued that an offer to settle proceedings was ‘in principle' only and that a binding contract could not be formed until further terms had been agreed and a formal contract had been signed. It supported this argument by referring to a statement, in the offer letter, that the settlement was to be ‘recorded in a suitably worded agreement'. 

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