International Estates and Estate Planning

Owning property and other assets in more than one country is becoming increasingly common. With careful management and planning you can ensure that your valuable assets are managed in a tax efficient way and passed on as you intended.

Meet the team

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Expert support for complex estates

As an award winning and nationally recognised private client team, we pride ourselves on providing expert support for individuals with assets throughout the world.

Our lawyers all have their own specialist areas, often liaising with colleagues in other teams such as real estate or family to offer holistic advice.

We support clients throughout their lives, providing tax and estate planning and supporting those looking to move to the UK. Our network is wide, and our scope is often broad, working closely with advisors in multiple jurisdictions. We’re strategic, taking into account differing rules and regimes to create a structure which meets your objectives.

Approachable and easy to contact, we provide you with all the information and guidance you need to plan for your future.

A member of the HCR team talking to a client

Who do we advise

Our expert lawyers have decades of experience supporting individuals with significant, and often complex assets, to ensure that they meet their needs and objectives, both now and in the future.

The international nature of our work means our clients are varied, often acting for non-UK domiciled individuals living in the UK or with UK assets. It is also not uncommon for us to support couples with ‘mixed’ domiciles statuses. We advise individuals who are looking to move to or from the UK as well as those holding or acquiring UK property.

Our services are often sought by international clients looking to invest in the US or families who have accumulated significant wealth, either through inheritance, investments, or business activities. We work closely with trustees and beneficiaries of trusts, advising on both UK and offshore trusts as well as supporting executors of estates with multi-jurisdictional assets.

Our Private Wealth sector

Clients who have built a significant assets base may face a complex legal and tax landscape. Our experts, who cover a range of legal disciplines, are on hand to provide specialist legal guidance and support to help individuals, their families, trustees and family offices.

Services from our Private Wealth team

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Recognition of our work

Hear what our clients say about us


Lucy has recently drawn up LPAs and wills on behalf of me and my wife Joy.

Throughout she was extremely professional, very personable and explained the unfamiliar complexities of legal jargon in layman’s language, crafted in our best interest.

Lucy is a first class ambassador for your firm and henceforth our default setting for legal assistance. Thank you.

Client Testimonial LPA and Will Drafting

Georgia has been nothing shy of brilliant in terms of keeping me and my brother up to date with all matters – responding efficiently and providing guidance. The work needed to be exceptional and completed professionally and with pace. Georgia delivered that and more.

I value her expertise, she is an asset to the firm and one I will keep in mind for future opportunities.

Client Probate and Land Registry Updates

It has been really reassuring to have your help and professional expertise to take us through the process of resolving the trusts our Dad had set up. You explained everything clearly and enabled us to choose the right solution. You and everyone we engaged with at HCR have consistently been highly professional, caring and supportive.

Client Advice on Trusts

I’ve received a first-class service from HCR’s Private Client team.

I’m exceptionally pleased with the work that has been carried out for me.

Mrs S Estate Administration

I wanted to write and thank you for what you did today. I think you must have the patience of a saint!

I am amazed, to be honest, that you managed to lead this task to a conclusion, I doubted the possibility of it for quite a while!

Client Lasting Power of Attorney

Thank you so much for your helpful advice and for the amazing kindness that you are showing towards me – for which I am so grateful for.

Thank you.

Client Financial abuse

I am so happy with the way in which you handled matters right from the start.

Life is so much easier for me now.

Mr E Lasting Power of Attorney

It’s been a great reassurance to have such expert and reliable help.

Client Older and Vulnerable People

I found Tonina was most approachable and prompt to answer calls.

Client Will, Trusts & Estates

Lauren came to hospital to assist me with getting my will in place. Thank goodness for Lauren, she attended to me with fully drawn-up papers within 24 hours of my instruction, which I was so grateful for as my health was declining fast.

Mrs C Wills & Power of Attorney

I was very impressed with Lauren’s enthusiasm for her work, her professionalism and knowledge of law. She also shows a pragmatism that belies her age. In short, she is a credit to HCR.

Mr K Will, Trusts & Estates

I have never had the pleasure of working with a solicitor so responsive, clear, practical and on top of everything. Thank you for that.

Mr Glynn Probate

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