James Brockhurst

Partner  |  Forsters


Family Governance and Business

Trusts: Planning

Tax Advisory

Office Location

United Kingdom

Short Biography

James is a Partner in the Private Client team and advises high net worth clients, family offices, entrepreneurs, trustees and investors. He has extensive experience advising clients and families on a wide range of succession planning and family governance matters. This includes assisting clients with trust and foundation structuring, Wills, family business succession, family charters and the establishment of family vehicles and investment companies. He is also deeply experienced in UK tax planning, including residence and domicile matters. James advises clients around the world, with a special focus on the Middle East where he travels very frequently. In addition, James is widely known for his expertise in cryptoassets, being one of the first lawyers to develop an expertise in this area. He is the author of the book 'Cryptoassets for Private Clients' (published LexisNexis Butterworths, 2023).

What is your favorite restaurant to take a client or colleague to?

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Make yourself indispensable (so says my dad)

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What is the book you recommend to everyone?

Lord of the Rings

What changes do you expect to see in your practice over the next year?

Our Middle Eastern practice will continue to grow. And I suspect in the UK we will get busier with tax planning as political change comes on the horizon.