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Mills & Reeve LLP

BOTANIC HOUSE, 100 HILLS ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB2 1PH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0344 880 2666
DX:
122891 CAMBRIDGE 4
Email:
Web:
www.mills-reeve.com

Chris Belcher

Tel:
Work 01223 222618
Email:
Mills & Reeve LLP

Work Department

Private client.

Position

Partner and team leader of private client team, advising a range of high-net-worth clients including sports people, land owners, business people and entrepreneurs on their complex trusts and tax planning. Current directorships: Cambridgeshire Community Foundation. Publications of note: ‘Butterworths Finance & Law for the Older Client’.

Career

Sharpe Pritchard; qualified 1999; partner Mills & Reeve 2009 to date. Solicitor Sharpe Pritchard 1999-2001; solicitor Farrer & Co 20001-05; partner 2005-09.

Member

Solicitors for the Elderly; Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners

Education

Kenilworth School; Cambridge University (MA law).

Leisure

Triathlon, duathlon, cycling, rugby


East Anglia: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge

Within: Leading individuals

Chris Belcher - Mills & Reeve LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate: Cambridge

Mills & Reeve LLP's private wealth practice frequently handles the affairs of ultra-high-net-worth clients, among which are family offices and business owners, landowners, trusts and charities. Partner Chris Belcher leads the firm-wide practice and principal associate Alex Hunt specialises in complex international tax planning, particularly pre-arrival advice, as well as the taxation of residential property holding structures such as offshore trusts. Associate Emma Watton  is also recommended for succession planning. In 2018, the firm acted for an estate with assets in the region of £500m.

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East Anglia: TMT (technology, media and telecoms)

Sport

Within: Sport

The national sports team at Mills & Reeve LLP is led from Manchester and London but the Cambridge and Norwich offices house significant expertise in regulatory matters, image rights, tax and private client matters. The firm acts for high-profile sports personalities and teams, particularly in football, and gained new clients in 2018 in cycling, golf, rugby league, tennis and mountaineering. Tax partner Chris Belcher commercial and IP partner Greg Gibson and IP principal associate Richard Plaistowe are the key contacts.

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London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Sarah Cormack now heads the team at Mills & Reeve LLP  and joined the firm from Withers LLP in October 2018. Cormack is recommended for her work with very wealthy individuals and often advises on international asset holding structures and international family offices. She is skilled at advising on the governance of these structures as well as the use of private trust companies, protector and appointor entities, family councils and family constitutions. Most of her work spans multiple jurisdictions. Cambridge-based Chris Belcher is also recommended.

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