This one-day event, organised by the Private Client Section, will bring together a representative group of lawyers from various jurisdictions to discuss and debate the major issues in international private client law today.


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08.30 - 09.00        Registration and refreshments 

09.00 - 09.10        Conference welcome

09.10 - 09.40        Keynote speech: Jo Summers, partner, PWT Advice

09.40 - 10.25        Plenary session 1: Ring fencing and protecting assets from marriage (James Stewart, partner, Penningtons Manches)

10.25 - 10.45        Refreshments and networking in exhibition

10.45 - 11.30       Plenary session 2: Domicile versus residence versus nationality (Alessia Paoletto,  solicitor  andLucy Johnson , special counsel, Withers LLP)
Asset protection in older age, estate planning and tax issues for the elderly.  Speakers will present a case study. 

11.30 - 12.50       Plenary session 3: Impact of European succession regulation (Richard Frimston, partner, Russell-Cooke Solicitors)
Pre-arranged round tables. In each table there will be at least one lawyer from a  foreign jurisdiction . The delegates will benefit from  the input of a foreign lawyer to deal with a practical case lead by the session speaker.

12.50 - 13.50        Lunch and networking in exhibition 

13.50 - 14.50      Round tables 
The speakers will provide a practical case on practice and procedure of how an estate is wound up in their jurisdiction. 

France - David Anderson, partner, Sykes Anderson
Germany - Veit Klinger, WF Frank & Partner LLP
Italy - Andrew Paton, partner, De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani
Spain - Alberto Perez Cedillo, Private Client Section committee member
United States - Brad Westerfield, attorney, Butler Snow

14.50 - 15.35        Plenary session 4: Will drafting - what may go wrong will go wrong? (Roberta Harvey , partner andAnna Steward , senior counsel, Charles Russell Speechlys)

15.35 - 15.55        Refreshments and networking in exhibition

15.55 - 17.15        Plenary session 5: Domicile vs Residence vs Nationality (David Rees, barrister, 5 Stone Buildings)

17.15 - 17.20        Conference closing remarks

17.20                    Networking drinks reception

Who should attend?

Solicitors and professionals involved in advising private clients and trustees. 


All conference fees VAT is 20%

Member of Private Client Section £300 + VAT = £360

PC holder £345 + VAT = £414

Non PC holder £445 + VAT = £534

PC holder working for NFP £245 + VAT = £294