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Chris Gillman


Trusts & Estates

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+44 (020) 7544 8748

Every family has unique needs and helping my clients create bespoke solutions to the challenges they face is the most rewarding part of what I do.

After qualifying as a Chartered Accountant, I moved to the Cayman Islands for a litle over two years, gaining invaluable practical experience in the management of trusts. Returning to practice in the UK, I have now worked in the trust industry for 15 years and joined Blick Rothenberg in June 2022 to head up the trust department. I enjoy putting the experience I have gained working both onshore and offshore into practice to help my clients to come up with the best solutions to their problems. My clients range from small family trusts to complex international trust structures as well the indivduals whose affairs are impacted by these arrangements.

Investing time in my client relationships allows me to build the trust required to provide advice in areas which are sometimes deeply personal. This gives me an understanding of their motivations and family dynamics, ensuring that my advice meets their wider needs, as well as helping them to navigate the increasingly complex tax landscape, and also ensuring that they meet all of their ever more burdensome reporting requirements. In particular, navigating the complex and sensitive issues around succession and the transfer of wealth is one of the most rewarding aspects of the job.

Specialist areas

  • UK and non-UK Trusts
  • Residence and Domicile issues
  • Succession Planning
  • Estates administration and compliance
  • Charities

Services covered

Qualifications and positions of note

  • Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales
  • Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (TEP)
  • ePrivateClient 35 under 35 2020 and 2021

I am based at

Covent Garden

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20 October 2022

October Update – Register of ‘Overseas Entities’ that own UK land now launched

The Register of Overseas Entities was launched on 1 August 2022 with registration needing to be completed by 31 January 2023.

30 September 2020

On-demand webinar: Opportunities and potential pitfalls for offshore trustees

In this webinar and Q&A session, Caroline Le Jeune and Stefanie Tremain look at the opportunities and potential pitfalls for offshore trustees.

30 September 2020

Opportunities for offshore trustees

Depressed markets offer the potential opportunity for trustees to restructure and distribute assets tax efficiently.