Macfarlanes LLP, London


Charles is a private client lawyer at Macfarlanes LLP and co-heads the firm’s family office group. He specialises in advising international families and entrepreneurs as well as the family offices, trust companies and other institutions helping them.  His work often relates to their estate planning, structures (whether trusts, foundations or other vehicles), philanthropy and personal affairs. This frequently involves complex cross-border tax planning and co-ordinating advice from advisers in different jurisdictions.

Charles also regularly advises foreign residents on the most tax efficient way to structure UK investments or a move to the UK. He also has experience of contentious UK and international trust and probate work – resolving disputes between trustees or executors and beneficiaries, acting for either side