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"James Ward is head of the private client team at Kingsley Napley and advises high net worth clients on a range of domestic and international matters, including estate, tax and succession planning."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2022

"Practical, highly knowledgeable and excellent communication skills in regards to complex trust matters specifically generational wealth and tax planning."

Legal 500 UK, 2022

"They are an extremely responsive and knowledgeable team who have a comprehensive knowledge of multi-jurisdictional estate planning. Their key strengths are their responsiveness and knowledge of international planning matters."

Chambers High Net Worth Guide, 2021

Landed estates or property have been a part of England’s rural landscape for centuries. Every one is different, and will bring its own particular requirements and challenges.
 

We aim to build long-term relationships with all our clients, and provide the right advice to help them to manage their estate, explore new opportunities and plan for their future.

We are able to provide a comprehensive range of services to help owners and their families in all aspect of their lives, including:

  • Trusts
  • Succession planning
  • Company structuring to include advice relating to SDLT and capital gains
  • Residential Real Estate
  • Commercial Real Estate
  • Divorce
  • Pre and post-nuptial agreements
  • Development
  • Sustainability

Furthermore, by drawing on the expertise of our multi-disciplinary practices, we are able to bring in our employment, dispute resolution, immigration, family and real estate teams to provide you with the right personal and commercial advice.

Together, we’ll help to ensure that your estate, and wealth, is protected for future generations.

Services

Private Client

We are an internationally recognised private client team working with entrepreneurs, business owners, investors and City professionals.

Private Wealth

Discreet, personalised private wealth solutions for individuals and their families.

Trusts and Divorce

We have a wealth of experience dealing with complex trust structures in the context of divorce proceedings, which can present a number of difficulties that may involve questions of enforcement, trustee cooperation or the involvement of other beneficiaries.

Court of Protection and Deputyship

Our expert team can help you or a loved one overcome the challenges of illness, old age or a personal injury or medical negligence.

International Personal Tax, Wealth and Philanthropic Structuring

Our clients and their families are located throughout the world. We provide clear and strategic UK tax structuring and reporting advice.

Powers of Attorney

We help individuals in relation to dealing with their personal finances in the event they are unable to make decisions themselves in the future.

Wills, Succession Planning and Trusts

Many of our clients have complex business structures, high value real estate or other assets which necessitates careful planning.

Wills, Trusts and Inheritance Disputes

Bringing or defending disputes over wills, trusts and estates is especially demanding. Seeking expert legal advice at an early stage is crucial.

Probate and Estate Administration

The legalities involved following a death in the family can be overwhelming but we can guide you through the process.

Farming and Divorce

Farming divorces are unique, fact specific and often involve highly charged emotions - and it is essential that the correct strategy is adopted from the outset. We have considerable experience of farming divorces and the difficulties these cases can present.

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