Estate Planning

Patrick Soares
Barrister at Field Court Tax Chambers


Patrick Soares was called to the Bar in 1983. Previously he was a tax partner in a leading firm of London solicitors.

He obtained his Masters Degree in Taxation from University College, London and is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

Mr Soares advises on all areas of taxation, with particular emphasis on the taxation and structuring of property transactions, value added tax, trusts and offshore tax. He acts for many high profile clients and large commercial enterprises. He lectures on a great variety of topics and chairs annual London conferences on Optimum Tax Structures for Land Transactions, Corporate and Personal Taxation and Taxation of the Family Business and Overseas Trusts and Companies.

He is the Tax Editor of the Property Law Bulletin and was the author of a number of tax books, including “Value Added Tax Planning for Property Transactions”, “Offshore Investment in UK Property” and “Non-Resident Trusts”.

Agenda Sessions

  • Chairman’s Opening Remarks

  • Recent Changes

  • Planning for the Family Home – Doms and Non-Doms

  • The Registers for Offshore Trusts and Companies – A Hot Topic

  • Reservation of Benefit and Gifts of Cash and POAT

  • Estate Planning and Matrimonial and Divorce Matters