Payne Hicks Beach

Payne Hicks Beach

Tax Planning

"Payne Hicks Beach has a very strong reputation in this field - the firm is what a top-end private client firm should be - they are a class act - they are creative in thinking of alternative approaches, very responsive and professional" Chambers HNW 

 

As tax legislation becomes more complex, clients require clarity.  We aim to provide practical solutions in difficult situations and communicate the most complex advice in a clear way.

Our work includes:

  • Making, varying and winding up family settlements of all kinds: discretionary trusts, life interest trusts, protective trusts and trusts for vulnerable persons
  • UK tax advice to trustees and beneficiaries of UK-based trusts including those previously based abroad
  • Tax planning for directors and shareholders on sales, take-overs, flotations, buy-ins
  • Tax advice in relation to partnerships and family businesses
  • Tax advice in relation to divorce proceedings
  • Retirement and general tax planning advice to individuals, families and their companies
  • Structuring of the ownership of property and other investments, particularly of a complex nature, or grouped property investment by several individuals
  • Advising on Family Limited Partnerships as an alternative to trusts
  • Employee trusts
  • Pension schemes and retirement benefit arrangements (both approved and unapproved schemes)
  • Tax advice on employment matters.

Payne Hicks Beach’s private client team is ranked in Chambers HNW 2021. Quotes include, “they're always very efficient, they give good advice and they are easy to deal with…their advice is clear, objective and understandable." A source says, "you can tell that they care about their clients by looking at the quality of their work product…they take the time to address all questions to make sure everyone at the table understands what is going on. They go above and beyond. They're a fantastic firm."

PRACTITIONERS IN THIS FIELD

AWARDS AND ACCREDITATIONS

LEGAL 500 UK

LEADING FIRM

2021

CHAMBERS HNW

LEADING FIRM

2021

CHAMBERS UK

LEADING FIRM

2021

EPRIVATECLIENT

TOP LAW FIRM

2020

SOLICITORS JOURNAL AWARDS

SHORTLISTED FIRM

2016

STEP PRIVATE CLIENT AWARDS

FINALIST:
Private Client Legal Team of the Year (midsize firm)

2016/17

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