George Francis

T: +44 (0) 20 7430 7160

I have worked closely with Louise Stoten for nearly 25 years.  For over 45 years I have specialised in the private client field, in particular the administration of landed estates, owned either outright, in trust or settled land, together with trust and tax planning for wealthy landowners and individuals.  I continue to act as a trustee of many landed estates and trusts, as well as being a director of trustee companies for such estates.  I have also acted for trust beneficiaries in disputes and Chancery proceedings, involving many leading counsel, as well as mediations.

I have experience dealing with the Revenue on Acceptance in Lieu for chattels and land. I have acted as an expert witness, for trust and tax purposes, in proceedings involving brain damaged children.  I continue to deal with the preparation of wills and have dealt with numerous probate transactions, acting as an Executor in many cases.  I am a trustee of several charities and a member of the Board of Barings Common Investment Fund for Charities.

I have been listed in the Honours List and as a Leading Lawyer in the City Wealth Leaders List 2015.