"Familiarising clients with a system they are not used to while simultaneously contending with language barriers and cultural nuances can create a number of potential obstacles and effective, empathetic communication is vital. By ensuring that differences in the two legal and tax systems are clearly explained and paying close attention to potential areas of misunderstanding, one is able to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible."
Nicole Gallop Mildon, a partner in the private client team, shares her advice on managing clients as they navigate the French and English legal systems in eprivateclient. Key to successfully navigating the two disparate systems and the language barriers that can add complexity to matters.
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Nicole is a partner in the private client and French law and property teams and a diplômée notaire in France. She advises on a broad range of private client work: estate planning, will drafting, incapacity and probate. Her specialisation is in matters with a cross-border element, most often in France and other French speaking jurisdictions, such as Belgium and Switzerland.