James Brockhurst

Partner  |  Forsters

England & Wales


Family Governance and Business

Trusts: Planning

Tax Advisory

Office Location

United Kingdom

Professional Biography

James is a Partner in the Private Client team. He specialises in succession planning, family governance, UK tax and crypto law. His clients include high net worth individuals, entrepreneurs, trustees, family offices and private banks. He is experienced in matters of domicile, residence, the remittance basis for non-UK domiciliaries, trust/foundation structuring, Will preparation and the establishment of family vehicles and investment companies. He advises clients on the full spectrum of their assets, whether it be UK real estate, their businesses, artwork or crypto-assets (being one of the first lawyers to develop an expertise in this area). Indeed he is well known-for his cryptoassets practice, advising clients on their private and commercial affairs. A lot of his work has an international element, in particular advising clients in the Middle East, where he travels frequently.

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

Gymkhana in Mayfair

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

When you are going through hell, keep going / Never whistle with a mouthful of custard

What was your first job?


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?

Every greater activity in (1) crypto-related instructions and (2) succession/governance planning in the Middle East

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