Piers Master, Partner
Piers advises on a full range of international and UK personal tax, trust, succession and estate planning matters.
Piers acts for some of the firm's largest private clients and heads our Private Wealth Sector.
Piers acts for high net worth individuals from across the world, including US nationals living in the UK or with financial interests in the UK. He is very well known for his work with Middle Eastern clients, where he acts for many ruling family members and billionaires – many of whose families have US links. In addition he acts for a significant number of UK based clients including entrepreneurs and owners of landed estates.
Piers has extensive experience of providing joined up tax and immigration advice for clients looking to come to the UK under the Tier 1 (Investor) route, and works closely with our dedicated immigration team in this area. Piers is a Visiting Professor at the University of Law and a regular speaker in the UK and internationally on matters of private client interest.
Piers is admitted to practise in England and Wales.
- Advising a prominent Middle Eastern family with US citizen children on the establishment and administration of a global private trust company structure with very substantial assets.
- Advising several Middle Eastern families on family governance and asset structuring on a global basis.
- Advising several large families on US/UK estate planning exercises, including consideration of transferring assets to lifetime trusts to optimise availability of the various US and UK reliefs.
- Regular advice on the US/UK estate tax treaty.
Register of Overseas Entities
Read more about the registration requirements for trust structures holding UK real estate and reporting requirements under the TRS and ROE
Piers Master named in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2022
We are delighted to announce that Piers Master, Head of Private Wealth, has been included in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential.
Investing with purpose - What is the goal of a family office?
A family office’s overall strategy and goals should be informed by the family’s investment purposes, ethics and beliefs.
Piers Master and Peter Smith write for eprivateclient on tailoring arbitration for family offices
The advantages of arbitration over litigation as a form of dispute resolution are well-known.
Piers Master and James Broadhurst write for eprivateclient on the goals of a family office
What are the goals, priorities or concerns often raised by families?
Piers Master interviewed by eprivateclient after being named in the publication's 50 Most Influential 2021
The eprivateclient 50 Most Influential is the definitive rankings of the key players in the UK and offshore private client sector.
Record success for Charles Russell Speechlys’ Private Wealth practice in Chambers HNW 2021 directory
We are delighted to have once again been recognised as a leader in our field in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Guide.
Charles Russell Speechlys advises Fudco Partnership on sale to Exponent-backed Vibrant Foods
Fudco is a family-owned business selling South Asian ethnic foods in UK and Europe.
Piers Master quoted by eprivateclient on the implications of Coronavirus on tax residency
Piers Master writes for Trusts and Trustees on the inheritance tax treaties entered into by the UK to provide bilateral relief
Charles Russell Speechlys Private Wealth group celebrates record success in Chambers High Net Worth 2019 rankings
Our Private Wealth group have been recognised once again as a leader in its field in the Chambers High Net Worth 2019 directory.
UK “non-dom” and residential property tax changes
New rules imposing inheritance tax on UK residential property owned through non-UK companies will be effective from 6 April 2017.
Britain votes to leave the EU: The implications for your business and your sector
Today is a historical milestone: The UK has voted to leave the European Union in a country-wide referendum.