Chris is special counsel in the private client and tax team.
He advises on all aspects of succession, probate and tax planning with emphasis on estates with an international element. He has particular experience in the project management and coordination of complex cross-border estate administration and inheritance processes, the presentation of domicile claims and in dealing with HMRC IHT audits.
Chris frequently assists the firm's wealth planners with the ‘stress testing' of lifetime planning structures, advising on the potential impact of relevant post mortem compliance, regulatory and conflict of laws issues. He also regularly provides discreet advice to individuals and fiduciaries on the burden of liability in relation to tax charges, associated reporting obligations and the tax efficient variation and/or restructuring of the beneficial interests in an estate.