Tax & Trusts

“Wilsons’ private client practice punches well above its weight with the bigger based London law firms in this area.”

Legal 500, 2022

“Wilsons is one of the very few top-rank specialist 'private client tax' firms based outside London. It has great strength in depth, and a high number of very able, diligent and far-sighted advisers. It is without doubt a top-tier firm.”

Legal 500, 2021

“Wilsons is an exceptional group of lawyers with a unique blend of being at the top of its game but very down to earth.”

Legal 500, 2020

Expert advice at home and away

Higher tax rates and more restrictive legislation mean that clients increasingly need help to arrange their affairs efficiently within the tax law framework. Our 40-lawyer Tax and Trusts team advises a diverse client base from charities, entrepreneurs, company directors, and individuals with inherited wealth, to foreign domiciliaries and those with international interests.

The right support – wherever you’re located 

We always aim to understand your personal circumstances, your objectives, and provide clear, pragmatic and commercial solutions. Much of our work still focuses heavily around using trusts legitimately to protect and devolve assets for individuals, families and their asset holding structures. This ranges from the drafting of wills and trusts to more complex tax advice for UK and international trustees.

Our experience extends to advising individuals and trustees in Europe, America, the Middle and the Far East on UK tax issues, trust law and other legal aspects relating to international wealth. 

We work closely with numerous tax and trust service companies in the UK and internationally. And, when necessary, we also involve colleagues from teams such as Wills,Trust & Legacy Disputes, Probate, Estates, Property Sales and Purchases, Dispute Resolution and Mental Capacity. This ensures we structure any transactions or arrangements entered into in the UK as efficiently as possible.