Expert cross-border assets and estate planning solicitors

Global mobility is a fact of modern life. Blake Morgan’s team of cross-border estate planning solicitors advise on the implications of owning assets in different jurisdictions, to enable our clients to anticipate and plan for issues which may arise in the UK or in the jurisdiction in which the asset is based.

Ideally individuals will seek advice early on, so that appropriate steps can be taken to ease the succession of assets, regardless of their location. Blake Morgan’s expert cross-border estate planning solicitors have a deservedly strong reputation for advising executors and beneficiaries of estates with a cross-border element.

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Main Areas Of Practice

Our expert cross-border estate-planning solicitors provide advice tailored to fit each individual situation.
In particular, we offer expertise in:

Acquisition of UK real estate

We can advise on the acquisition of real estate by overseas investors, individuals and companies who are not based in the UK.

Structuring property

If it is not appropriate or tax efficient for an individual to own the real estate directly, our estate planning solicitors will advise on suitable ownership structures and their tax consequences. See property structuring for more information.

Wills for cross-border estates

We can prepare Wills, taking into account where the individual intends to live out their days, the jurisdictions in which assets are situated and where the family and other beneficiaries are located.

Involving specialists in other jurisdictions

Liaising with estate planning solicitors in other jurisdictions to ensure that appropriate advice is sought where the asset is located taking into account local laws and succession regimes which may apply.

Probate administration

Estate administration where UK assets require a UK Grant of Probate to be obtained or where there are foreign assets in relation to which the UK Grant of Probate can be resealed or a foreign Grant of Probate obtained by local estate planning solicitors.

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