Michael Duffy

Associate  |  Boodle Hatfield

England & Wales


Estates: Planning

Trusts & Trusteeship

Trusts: Planning

Office Location

United Kingdom

Professional Biography

My practice covers a broad range of both domestic and offshore private client matters including tax and estate planning, wills, trusts and estate administration. 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. I also 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.

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 trust investments and an even further focus on navigating the regulatory landscape in light of the expanded UK trust register and the register of overseas entities holding UK land.

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