James Ward

Partner and Head of Private Client Department, Kingsley Napley

James heads the Private Client team at Kingsley Napley where his objective is to offer the highest quality legal, practical and commercial private client advice for both domestic and international families and individuals.

He has extensive experience advising families and individuals on wealth protection and tax mitigation. This covers the drafting of Wills to best suit a client’s financial and family requirements, advice on gifting to support the next generation and to mitigate tax, the setting up of trusts to protect assets and provide long term financial benefit and the efficient and speedy administration of estates.

James also works with clients with international connections; whether they own overseas property or have recently arrived or invested in the UK, or are long term residents who are still non-UK domiciled. He also specialises in giving advice on UK tax for international clients or working closely with accountants on key areas such as UK inheritance tax and UK capital gains tax.