We support high net worth individuals and families, both in the UK and internationally, in identifying and then implementing the arrangements that best suit their individual needs.
I advise on a wide range of private client law matters for individuals, families and trustees with particular emphasis on Inheritance Tax and estate planning for domestic and international high net worth clients.
If I have a USP it is that I try to put myself into my client’s shoes. What do they want, what are they trying to achieve, how do we achieve it? My job is to find answers, not more questions, and to explain them in a straightforward way, to be able to understand the issue as the client sees it.
My experience encompasses trust & estate administration as well as advising on ATED and CGT related issues in relation to property investment and acquisition. I provide a bespoke and holistic service to my clients – often including generations of families, private individuals, trustees and estates.
I love what I do and I hope that passion comes out in my work. I am lucky to be surrounded by like-minded people and Fladgate has the best team around for private client work. Communication is key, both within the team and with the clients.
I advise on the re-structuring of off-shore trusts, including the trusts inheritance tax liabilities, capital gains tax and stamp duty land tax issues. Typical assets include residential and commercial property in a number of jurisdictions, including the UK and the Common Reporting Standard. Advising the Family Office on Estate Planning for future generations and Philanthropic ideas.
When not working I enjoy cycling, sailing and skiing, not all at the same time. As a golf widower I also have time to indulge my passion for building things. One kit car (a bonding exercise with my father - don’t ask), one racing dinghy and a model of HMS Victory.
Knowledgeable, friendly and professional team who can easily add other areas of expertise as and when required. Quick to react to changing circumstances and requests. I have used Mark Spash for well over 20 years and he knows me and my family very well and this family knowledge enables him to advise me and other family members on a whole range of issues. Katya Vagner is a very helpful associate.
I work often with Helen Cox and her wider team, as well as Mark Spash. They are very knowledgeable and pragmatic – something which goes a long way working with entrepreneurial clients. The feedback I get from clients where we work together is always excellent and I would have no hesitation in recommending them.
Mark Spash is the consummate private client practitioner – he knows his field inside out, is brilliantly efficient and has all the empathy and understanding needed to deal with a naturally diverse and highly demanding clientele.