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Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Work 020 7203 5000
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Cheltenham, Doha, Dubai, Geneva, Guildford, Hong Kong and 5 more

William Begley

Work 020 7427 6540
Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

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Private wealth; private client.


William advises both UK- and non-UK-domiciled clients on a wide range of tax and estate planning issues. William is an expert in devising structures to protect the wealth of his clients and their families and finding innovative solutions to the issues they face. Many of William’s clients are household names, drawn from the worlds of business, property, finance, media and the arts. Experience: designing and implementing practical and effective succession plans for individuals, married couples and families to ensure wealth is protected for future generations against the threats of tax, possible divorce, family disputes and financially immature heirs; advised trustees in a complex and wide-ranging reorganisation of the will trust of a high-profile landowner - the will trust included valuable bloodstock, a stud farm, important artwork and a working country estate; varying a deceased’s estate, comprising 500 acres of land and significant cash and investments, with a view to maximizing agricultural and business property relief and avoiding a significant inheritance tax charge; providing practical and tax-efficient estate planning to families where there are children or heirs from more than one marriage or relationship.

London: Private client

Personal tax, trusts and probate

Within: Leading individuals

William Begley - Charles Russell Speechlys LLP

Within: Personal tax, trusts and probate

Charles Russell Speechlys LLP fields a large team that advises the wealthiest families globally and routinely advises them on complex cross-border and multidisciplinary projects. Clients range from prominent UK families to internationally mobile wealthy individuals. The London offering in conjunction with its other offices in Cheltenham and Guildford also represents some of the UK's leading landed estates (both rural and urban). Bart Peerless and William Begley head the team. Robert Blower has particular expertise in lifetime tax and estate planning, and issues relating to offshore assets/trusts as well as UK landed estates. Piers Master has a particular focus on Middle Eastern clients, and acts for many ruling family members and billionaires often with US links.

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