Andrew Reay advises individuals, charities and corporate trustees in relation to complex, multi-jurisdictional succession matters.
He has significant experience acting for personal representatives in relation to obtaining Grants of Representation in England and Wales; all posthumous tax compliance issues; and international estate administration.
Andrew is a French speaker and enjoys assisting clients with a French nexus.
- Estate administration
- Inheritance Tax
- The administration of the Estate of a high net worth French domiciliary, who died intestate with assets in multiple jurisdictions. Made a successful application to the Court for a discretionary Grant of Representation.
- Successfully claimed the application of an esoteric mechanism of the Italian Double Tax Treaty, which resulted in no Inheritance Tax being payable in the UK.
- Acted for various charitable beneficiaries as a ‘watching brief,’ reviewing work undertaken by potentially negligent Executors in the administration of Estates.
- Acted in the co-ordination of professional advisors and local counsel in relation to the Estate of an UHNW non-domiciled businessman.
Prior to joining Harbottle & Lewis in January 2020, Andrew worked for Withers LLP.