We have considerable practical experience in dealing with the administration of Estates involving assets in both France and England. Due to the different legal systems and rules of succession in the two countries which can be conflicting, we are often involved in complex issues which can arise even in what would appear to be a straightforward case.

For example, we were recently instructed by the widower of French lady who had unfortunately died suddenly. His wife owned assets in both France and England and the administration of her Estate had been held up for a number of months as neither the English nor French advisers knew how to advance the case as on the facts she did not have a domicile.

We were able to intervene due to our expertise in Private International Law matters between France and England and enable the rules of succession to her Estate to be determined.