Asset protection

Detailed legal advice helping you to protect your assets.

The responsibility of protecting your assets, which you may have worked hard to build up over many years, can weigh heavy on your mind. This is a complicated area of law, so taking expert advice is absolutely essential before you decide on a course of action.

Whether your concerns relate to long-term care, going through a divorce or preserving your family's inheritance, if you have concerns about losing your assets we can advise on the practicalities and implications of a number of areas, including:

  • Offshore structures
  • Transfer of property
  • Severance of joint tenancy
  • Personal taxation
  • Setting up trusts
  • Family investment companies
  • Anti-avoidance rules

Our asset protection specialists will tap into the expertise of Weightmans' wider team to give you bespoke advice that meets your situation precisely, whatever the circumstances, allowing you to make a considered decision in full possession of the facts.

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