French law

French cross-border advice

French cross border tax advice

Introduction and overview

We offer you specialist, bilingual expertise in French and cross-border tax advice, in the Private Client and French property fields.

How our French law solicitors can help you

Key services offered

We advise on:

  • French Inheritance Tax, Capital Gains Tax and Wealth Tax
  • French trust reporting under loi 900-2011 du 29 juillet 2011

Using an Anglo-French approach with unique tailor-made solutions for your specific circumstances with access to an extensive network if required.

Why choose Russell-Cooke for French cross-border tax advice?

About our French law team

All members of the team are bilingual. Our team of dual qualified lawyers has first-hand knowledge of the interaction of the French and UK tax systems. We have huge experience in the field of the various taxes and duties in connection to French property ownership and how it affects foreign domiciled individuals.

We belong to the relevant professional associations including the Franco-British Lawyers Society, the French Chamber of Commerce and STEP (Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners). 

Client testimonials

Here are some comments made about us.

From the beginning, the staff at Russell-Cooke were professional, efficient and friendly.
Mr B
I'm truly grateful that an issue I've had worrying me for some 15 years has now been resolved.
Mrs T

Charging information

Charges are based on our hourly rates plus administrative charges and disbursements. We’ll provide an initial estimate of your likely legal costs and will update this if your requirements or the circumstances of the work change.

The current range of hourly rates for members of the team is from £175 plus VAT to £535 plus VAT per hour.

We would be pleased to discuss your requirements free of charge and tailor an estimate for you.

Get in touch

If you would like to speak with a member of the team you can contact our French law solicitors by email, by telephone on +44 (0)20 3826 7514 or complete our enquiry form below.

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