UK domestic wealth

Our UK team advise on all aspects of family wealth management, including estate planning and succession. Advising in the private wealth arena today requires a sound understanding of the mechanics and tax effects of a range of different entities.  Our UK team work closely with Forsters' corporate lawyers to establish bespoke vehicles such as Limited Liability Partnerships and Family Investment Companies alongside more traditional family trusts and general partnerships that form the bedrock of wealth structuring advice in the UK.  We have in-depth knowledge of all the relevant personal taxes and we have a team of corporate tax specialists who can advise on more complex transactions involving family business entities.

A particular strength of our team of lawyers acting for clients in the UK lies in the emphasis on team work.  We aim to build long-lasting relationships not only with our clients, but also with their other advisers. 

Our clients include:

  • business owner and managers
  • shareholders in major companies
  • entrepreneurs
  • philanthropists
  • landed estate owners
  • London residential estate owners
  • private equity and hedge fund managers
  • professionals
  • artists and musicians.

In addition to acting for high-net worth individuals, we are regularly instructed by charities, trustee companies, banks and other businesses to advise on UK points of law and taxation and to draft trust and corporate documentation.

Forsters' Private Client practice is top ranked in the latest edition of The Chambers HNW Guide.

The Forsters Private Client offering has "been considerably strengthened by the arrival of such a strong team" from Gowling WLG.
Chambers HNW Guide 2017