Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove - Legal 500 Entry

Based in Cheltenham and with a London office, this is a niche tax and private client practice with an international reputation and an eviable list of UK and international clients.

The firm: Originally established as the private client firm of Wiggin & Co in 1973, following a demerger of the private client practice in 2003, Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove now has seven partners, all of whom have previously worked in leading London practices and are well-known in their respective fields. Their expertise makes the firm a leader in taxation issues of all kinds affecting private clients, both in the UK and overseas. The practice combines its first-class legal knowledge with the highest levels of client care and an appreciation of practical considerations. Members of the firm lecture and write articles about their individual areas of expertise.

Types of work undertaken: Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove acts for numerous wealthy individuals and families with diverse financial interests, as well as for a large number of trust companies, private banks, insurance companies, fund management houses, charities/not-for-profit organisations and other institutions. The firm provides expertise and experience in all aspects of tax management and the protection of privately-owned wealth. Its knowledge and practical skills extend not only to the UK but to many jurisdictions worldwide. Work includes income tax and capital taxation planning for high-net-worth individuals and their families, many of whom are non-UK domiciled, as well as other taxation issues for trustees, companies, charities and other organisations.

There is a strong international emphasis, with particular expertise in advising on overseas trusts, various types of asset protection, sophisticated cross-border investment structuring and a variety of financial services.

The firm’s company and commercial expertise includes advising on, among other things, corporate structures, directors’ issues, shareholder issues and financing. The firm advises on commercial contracts and on media and entertainment matters. The firm also advises charities and not-for-profit bodies on a range of legal issues.

Wiggin Osborne Fullerlove expects to continue to grow steadily as a result of the high quality of its technical advice and its commitment to client service, while maintaining its niche focus on taxation issues and related areas.

Other offices: London

Breakdown of work %
Trusts and tax 60
Media, entertainment 15
Investment structuring/financial services 15
Company, commercial and charities 10

Number of UK partners7