The owners of landed estates and heritage property, and the land and property itself, come in many different shapes and sizes.
These include traditional multi-generational families right through to overseas investors, who own a range of assets, such as country houses, farms, forests, vineyards, stately homes and urban estates.
However, they each face age-old challenges relating to succession, death and divorce; new challenges around Brexit; tax reform; and responding to the new opportunities and challenges the health crisis brings.
Our clients are having to adapt to new roles and responsibilities around this. The owners, the agents and the estate managers are each trying to understand how best to support according to each other's needs.
We are alongside, helping you navigate these issues, from tenancy, to employment, to insurance, as well as commercialising assets and future-proofing with careful brand management and strategic land developments. We can also advise on heritage issues, and problems arising around art and shared assets.
We have detailed below some of the themes we can discuss with you to make the most of the current opportunities.
For more information about the specific Private Client legal services we provide, including buying and selling residential property, and legal services we provide to businesses, please visit the relevant pages below.
Meet the team
Private Wealth Disputes
Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property
The conveniences and inconveniences of forum non-conveniens
Graeme Kleiner, Hugh Gunson and Tom Watts write for Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal on the implications of the decision in Mackay v Wesley
Those taking on a trusteeship must be fully informed.
Spring Budget 2021 - predictions
Spring budget 2021 - what will the Chancellor do?
Julia Cox quoted by Citywealth on the shared home exemption
For those who purchased a second home during the past year, they might want to explore the shared home exemption.
Piers Master named in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2021
Piers Master has been included in the rankings recognising the key players in the UK and offshore private client practitioner sector.
William Marriott quoted by The Telegraph on the impact of Land Registry delays on the UK property market
Home buyers and sellers are at risk of missing the stamp duty holiday because of hold-ups, which could cause deals to collapse.
Common sense prevails in husband’s attempt to charge former wife rent to live in matrimonial home.
Sarah Jane Boon
Sarah Jane Boon quoted by the Evening Standard on the Court of Appeal's decision in the Derhali divorce
Sophie Dworetzsky quoted by the Daily Express on the implications of the proposed wealth tax
Ahead of the Chancellor's budget on 3 March, Sophie discusses the difficulties of introducing of a wealth tax.
Need a holiday? How about extending one?
For better, for worse, for richer, for poorer
Form EWS1 – light at the end of the building?
Cladding/EWS1 Form – What’s it all about?
It is good news that the housing market can continue to operate, with appropriate safeguards, throughout this third national lockdown.
Domestic abuse "an abhorrent crime" - Domestic Abuse Bill 2020
Gifting assets into trust – an opportunity to ‘hedge one’s bets’ over anticipated CGT increases
The end of the blame game - introduction of no fault divorce
Matt Foster writes for Family Law Journal on the enforcement of child arrangements orders
Matt Foster argues that the enforcement of child arrangements orders requires a pragmatic approach outside the legislative framework.
Mi casa es su casa: second homes and the shared ownership exemption
Estate agents across the UK are reporting a notable increase in the demand for second homes and holiday homes
Family law in Switzerland: How to protect your finances following a separation
Marriage is a contract easily concluded. However, putting an end to it may turn out more complicated and lengthy than you may think.