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Tax, Wills and Estate Planning

We have a strong track record of looking after non-domiciliaries in the UK. As a results Legal 500 rated us as one of two “Firms to Watch” in 2021 and our head of department was rated in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 for private wealth advice.

Whether you are a high net-worth individual, an entrepreneur or a young person venturing abroad in the hope of realising your dreams, we can help.

We help you move to the UK, while you are in the UK and with your departure from the UK. It’s work that is personal to you and so we’re always on call when you need us.

Private clients like you find it paramount to understand and optimise the potential tax benefits available to you and to structure your assets onshore and offshore in the best possible way.

Our private client advice is tailored to consider:

  • Tax issues in England & Wales
  • Trusts, foundations and life insurance policies
  • Estate planning
  • Probate issues
  • Protection of assets in relation to marriage

The kinds of questions that we get asked by clients in this area include:

  • When is the right time to update my will?
  • Do I need to do any tax planning advice?
  • What kinds of changes would require me to change my wills, tax or estate planning?
  • Which jurisdictions am I better off using for my tax, wills and estate planning?
  • Are my rights affected by having homes in more than one country?
  • What is the most efficient way for me to structure my estate?

If you’d like us to help you answer these or any other tax, wills or estate planning questions, then please do get in touch.


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Benedikte Malling Bech

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Whether you are a buyer, seller, landlord, tenant, investor, developer or lending institution our property team is well placed to advise you in achieving your goals.

We are trusted by individuals and companies across the real estate sector to advise them on their personal and business investments in property.

We have a wealth of experience in all aspects of both commercial property (including offices, shops and the leisure industry), and residential property (including high-value houses and flats throughout the country, landlord and tenant related matters, new residential developments, financial lending and mortgages).

We provide a high-quality service and practical advice that you can act on. We’re also very approachable and bring a personal touch to all our work. We are here to support you at every stage of your property requirement. That personal attention is something that makes a huge difference to our clients as they go through buying or selling a major piece of real estate.

We have been awarded the CQS qualification by the Law Society, recognising the quality and respectability of the work undertaken and the management of the team.

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John Fox

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Benedikte Malling Bech

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North Star Law’s immigration team are leaders in the immigration world providing a tailored, pragmatic approach to solving immigration problems.

We understand the impact of getting it right for our clients’ families and businesses and we help to make the immigration and nationality process smoother and less stressful. We aim to generate long-standing relationships with our clients that are built on trust, mutual respect and a process that is enjoyable for the client. With over 50 years’ shared immigration experience between the team, North Star Law finds the creative solutions that best suit our clients’ interests.

We assist a wide variety of private and business clients with the full range of work and personal immigration. Our clients include entrepreneurs, creators, business owners, investors, families and rapidly growing businesses, both in the UK and across the world.

Our strengths include:

  • Exceptional Talent applications in the tech, science and arts sectors, including Tech Nation
  • Complex or unusual nationality or indefinite leave to remain issues
  • Brexit-mitigating steps for EU nationals
  • Advising founders on Entrepreneur or Sole Representative options or Tier 2 registration for a start-up or scale-up
  • Investor visas
  • Visas for spouses or partners of British residents
  • Shortage occupation list ‘digitech’ roles


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Lucy Elbourne

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Deirdre Murphy

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Dispute Resolution

Wealthy individuals and companies regularly turn to us for advice when they foresee litigation. Clients trust us because we have a deep understanding of how to get them the best result across a wide range of disciplines and jurisdictions.

We are trusted to act on our clients’ everyday matters as well as their most complex and high-profile legal disputes.

We have a proven track record in delivering swift outcomes. That saves our clients time and money, and allows them to focus on what’s most important to them.

Our approach is always underpinned by rigorous legal analysis, but we’re also creative and flexible in the application.

We pride ourselves on the close relationships we have built with our clients, our discretion and the results we have achieved.

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Robin Blay

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Mark Sullivan

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Divorce / Children Disputes

Family law is an area that requires a thorough grasp of technical legal issues, but it needs to be handled in a way that leaves people at peace. Few other areas of law require quite the level of tact and personal care as family law. Our team is regularly praised for its work in handling delicate matters in a discreet, professional and caring manner.

We work predominantly in the following four areas:

  • Divorce/Financial disputes – including consideration of (i) which jurisdiction to bring your claim; and (ii) requirements of disclosure
  • Pre-nuptial and post-nuptial agreements
  • Co-habitation
  • Children disputes

We aim to guide you through a difficult time, fight your battles when necessary and seek resolution where possible. We aim to provide a clear overview of the process which can be archaic and frustrating for many.

The team has acted in some of the most complex High Court (family division) cases in recent times and regularly acts on high-profile, multi-jurisdictional, cases.

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Mark Sullivan

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