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Charles Russell Speechlys





Tax & Trust Advisers

Tax & Trust Lawyers


London, United Kingdom

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Tax planning

Succession planning

Estate planning


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Legal Advisory Services


Dominic Lawrance


Charles Russell Speechlys partner Dominic Lawrance specialises in UK tax advice for foreign domiciled and internationally mobile HNWs and UHNWs. Demand from clients is consistently high, he says, and his work has been keeping him extremely busy over the past year.

Lawrance says that it’s ‘an area that is technically demanding and full of human interest. I aim to be someone my clients can bring their most difficult problems to, and receive not only effective solutions but understanding and compassion.’

Lawrance, who trained while at Macfarlanes, adds that the job is also all-consuming and at times difficult, requiring high levels of technical expertise, as well as practicality and the ability to present complicated problems in simple terms to clients. ‘It requires you to be acutely responsive to what’s going on now, but also to try to look quite far into the future to see whether today’s planning is likely to stand the test of time,’ Lawrance tells Spear’s. ‘It’s fun, on a good day.’

Every year Lawrance looks forward to receiving his ‘shiny, cellophane-wrapped copies’ of the latest edition of the book that he co-authors, Clarke’s Offshore Tax Planning. ‘Producing each edition is slightly like giving birth,’ he tells Spear’s, ‘although I wouldn’t dare to compare the pain levels of the two experiences!’ Industry commentators have described Lawrance as ‘a really fantastic lawyer. He can communicate concepts of UK law extraordinarily well to non-UK nationals and can simplify concepts very well.’

Rank: Recommended

Recommended 2020, Tax & Trust Lawyers


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