Our solicitors and consultants offer a full range of private client wealth and tax services, both in the UK and internationally.

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Our Private Client & Tax services are part of our wider Private Wealth offering. For more information, visit our Private Wealth page.

Our Private client & Tax team will work with you to provide detailed and bespoke solutions, so that you can take care of what matters most to you and your family. By leveraging our sector and market experience as well as our legal and tax skills, you can feel secure in the knowledge that we will handle complex issues on your behalf, whilst providing you with expert strategic advice when the need arises.

Tax advisory, disputes and compliance

We advise on all aspects of UK income and capital taxation for individuals, owner-managed and family-owned businesses, trusts and asset holding structures. We also support our clients undergoing tax investigations, disclosures and settlements and assist with tax compliance work such as making returns to HMRC and regularising tax affairs. We have particular expertise in advising multi-jurisdictional individuals, families and structures on the international elements of UK tax and the complex rules governing non-UK domiciled individuals.

Trust, structuring and succession planning

We advise clients on the most effective solutions for wealth structuring in the UK and abroad. We advise on many different structures to achieve family succession and asset protection goals for personal or business assets, be that use of UK or offshore trusts, corporates, family investment companies, foundations, funds, insurance or investment products.


A valid Will is the cornerstone of an individual’s estate, succession and tax planning. We assist clients with drafting and regularly updating their Wills, particularly when there has been a change in personal or family circumstances. We advise international clients on the need for UK Wills and the interaction of testamentary regimes globally so that their succession objectives can be met.

Powers of attorney and mental incapacity

Dealing with mental incapacity is a growing challenge. Our experts can guide clients through the different options available including Lasting Powers of Attorney, so that our clients’ financial and health affairs are administered by someone they trust - and their best interests are protected. We also advise those clients who are acting as an Attorney or court-appointed Deputy on the duties and responsibilities that come with these roles.

Probate and estate administration

We are experienced in the administration of simple or complex estates and can manage the process on your behalf or advise on particular aspects as required. We administer estates for both UK and non-UK domiciled individuals and have particular expertise in working on estates with multi-jurisdictional issues.

Charity and philanthropy

We advise on the whole spectrum of charitable and philanthropic giving from creation and structuring, registration, trustee duties and responsibilities, regulatory compliance, restructuring and governance, tax aspects of charitable giving and indeed dispute resolution. 

Trust management

We provide a full trust accounting, compliance and administration service to assist trustees of UK trusts in carrying out their various responsibilities, including liaising with trustees, beneficiaries, investment managers, HMRC and other regulatory authorities. 

Family offices

We advise on the creation, governance, regulation, tax planning, investment structures, succession planning, investment, employment and immigration issues relating to private offices, their employees and the families they serve, often on an international basis.

Private client disputes

We have wide expertise in resolving disputes for our private clients and in contentious trust and probate scenarios (including potential claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act).

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Case Studies

Trusts established for business owner in the Middle East

The client wanted his assets to pass in accordance with Sharia law and to take steps to protect the assets from future risks, including divorce and the possible exploitation of vulnerable beneficiaries. He settled several trusts to provide for his family member in accordance with Sharia law. The trusts included protections to ensure that his wishes were met.

Future provision for a family in accordance with Sharia law

The client was concerned about how to provide for his family in accordance with Sharia law and to minimise his UK tax exposure. The trust structure that was implemented for his family allowed him to deal with both of these issues and was flexible so as to remain efficient as the family’s circumstances changed.

Planning for a family in South East Asia

We helped a family with significant worldwide business interests and who are based in South-East Asia put succession measures and divorce protection in place for their children and grandchildren.

News & insights on Private Client & Tax

News / Estate planning - now is the time to start

23-11-2021 /

The importance of estate planning is paramount. From protecting your assets, to planning your financial and personal affairs in the event of illness or death, proper estate planning ensures you, your family and your assets are protected both now and in the future. Matthew Biles, Partner and Head of Private Wealth (London) at Ince, talks in his interview with Marc Harris from BusinessTV on the importance of all things estate planning - from wills to trusts and inheritance tax planning.

Estate planning - now is the time to start

Insights / Managing affairs for someone else

09-04-2021 /

When an individual lacks the mental capacity to manage their own affairs due to illness or an unforeseen accident or injury, a representative/s needs to be appointed who can make decisions regarding their health, finances and property. 

Managing affairs for someone else

Insights / Ince Bristol's Private Client team expansion with new solicitor and trainee legal executive appointed

03-03-2021 /

Thriving international law firm Ince adds to its Bristol Private Client team with the appointment of a new associate solicitor and trainee legal executive.

Ince Bristol's Private Client team expansion with new solicitor and trainee legal executive appointed

News / Ince develops Private Wealth advisory practice with appointment of new Head

11-01-2021 /

Ince is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Rucker as Partner and Head of its Private Wealth advisory practice.

Ince develops Private Wealth advisory practice with appointment of new Head

Insights / Implications of forming a Civil Partnership on your Will

08-01-2020 /

Following the Supreme Court ruling in 2018, it is now legal for heterosexual couples to form a civil partnership.

Implications of forming a Civil Partnership on your Will

Insights / Protecting your assets with a Life Interest Trust

11-09-2019 /

Many couples are concerned about funding long-time care and having to sell their property to meet care home fees when the need for care arises.

Protecting your assets with a Life Interest Trust

Insights / Inheritance Dispute: What happens when a married couple die together?

21-08-2019 /

When a married couple are found dead together, who is entitled to inherit their estates?  Laura Ramos, Trainee Solicitor in Private Client, explains how the law operates in these cases.

Inheritance Dispute: What happens when a married couple die together?
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