James Trafford, Partner
James is a trusted adviser to individuals, families and organisations with complex trust and tax issues.
AboutJames is a trusted adviser to individuals, families and organisations with complex trust and tax issues. James is often the first port of call for other lawyers, accountants and private bankers, from the UK and overseas, seeking specialist private client tax and trust advice with a commercial approach. He is known for his diplomacy in handling delicate family situations that often involve complex matters across several generations. As a trustee of many large trusts, he is frequently called upon to chair meetings and bring clarity to areas of legal technicality and complicated decision-making. James is highly regarded for his international work on which he has focused for the last 20 years, particularly in the Channel Islands. His clients are based across the UK and in numerous jurisdictions worldwide.
"James Trafford is praised by sources for having 'good all-round knowledge' and 'the gravitas to deal with complex issues where he has to make decisions on behalf of clients'." Chambers UK, 2017, Private Client
James is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
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