Chris Moorcroft advises individuals and families on the structuring of wealth and estates. This includes the use of vehicles such as companies, trusts and foundations to help manage the passing of wealth between generations, to protect wealth from hostile third parties, to cater for death or incapacity, and to manage complex cross-border tax issues involving multiple jurisdictions.
He advises on will planning and probate, particularly those which involve multiple jurisdictions, and acts as executor and administrator of estates. He has a particular interest in intestate estates and conducting the administration of estates which are the subject of dispute.
He represents wealthy individuals and families from around the world, as well as their family offices and trustees. He has a particular focus on US-connected clients and counts a number of clients from South America, the Middle East and Africa.
He has an interest in the ‘next gen’ of wealth owners and speaks extensively on the topic of transitioning wealth to millennials and Gen Z. He has expertise in ESG and social impact investing, and advises trustees on associated issues of fiduciary risk.
A significant element of his time involves advising UK and international high net worth individuals who are resident, investing or spending time in UK on how to structure their assets, including advice on the res non-dom (RND) regime and the structuring of UK residential property.
- Succession planning and wealth management structures
- International wills and probate
- US-connected clients
- South America
- Middle East & Africa
- ‘Next gen’, ESG and social impact investing
- Trustees’ fiduciary risk
Chris has twice been recognised as a ‘Top 35 Under 35’ by ePrivateclient, a ‘rising star’ by Super Lawyers, and as ‘up and coming’ by Chambers & Partners. He is a full member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners.
Chris spent two years working for a large global private bank where he worked in a team focused on the bank’s key clients, much of which was spent working with clients originating from Africa and the Middle East.
Chris graduated with a degree in Law from University of Durham before completing the Legal Practice Course in Oxford. He trained at Clifford Chance and has also worked for King & Wood Mallesons in Australia.
- Qualification date: February 2009
- Academic qualifications: LLB – 2005; LPC – 2006