Michael Duffy

Senior Associate  |  Boodle Hatfield


Estates: Planning

Trusts & Trusteeship

Trusts: Planning

Office Location

United Kingdom

Short Biography

My practice covers a broad range of both domestic and offshore private client matters including tax and estate planning, wills, trust structuring, trust law advice and estate administration. I advise international clients (often in conjunction with offshore advisers) and trustees of offshore structures including private trust companies in relation to the ongoing administration of the structures, UK tax advice and in relation to specific projects and restructuring. I have a particular interest in multi-jurisdictional succession planning and conflict of law issues. Much of my domestic practice relates to the landed estate sector, advising trustees and beneficiaries of complex and dynastic UK trusts in relation to tax and succession planning and trustee compliance.

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

Ave Mario

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

What was your first job?


What is the book you recommend to everyone?

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous by Ocean Vuong

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

A continued focus on ESG factors in estate planning and structuring, and an even further focus on navigating the regulatory landscape.