Nick Dunnell


Nick is the head of the firm's International Private Client team.

His main areas of expertise are tax and trusts, particularly the taxation of foreign domiciled individuals, the remittance basis and offshore trusts. He advises on suitable structures for foreign domiciliaries, tax-efficient strategies for extracting value from them and the tax consequences of their investment choices.

Nick's clients include entrepreneurs, directors, individuals with inherited wealth and trustees. Most of his practice has a foreign element (whether foreign residence or domicile or both) but he also acts for entirely UK based clients.

Although tax is usually a significant element in his practice, he also advises on structuring and estate planning more generally, and advises on disputes between beneficiaries and trustees before they become litigious. Nick has also successfully represented a number of clients in Revenue enquiries.

Who we help

Nick advises on wealth structuring and remittance issues for foreign domiciled individuals and trustees. He advises on pre-immigration planning, becoming non-resident, domicile and the tax consequences of each. He also advises foreign resident individuals in relation to their affairs, particularly in relation to trusts and corporate structures.

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Nick advises entrepreneurs and owners of family businesses and entrepreneurs on all aspects which affect their personal wealth. These usually centre around tax-efficient succession planning, using a variety of strategies, including bespoke wills and trusts, alternative structures and rearranging share rights.

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Recent Articles

08 July 2015 Summer Budget 2015: what non-doms need to know Russell Cohen
Nick Dunnell
Holly Jones
19 February 2015 Drawing the strands together – a guide to the new UK property tax regime Nick Dunnell
Russell Cohen
Holly Jones
28 November 2014 Capital gains tax – the net closes in Nick Dunnell
Debbie Pennington
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Related Briefings

12 October 2015 Non-dom reform - All change for offshore trusts? Christine Payne Smith
22 September 2015 Non-Doms Again Diana Davidson
Debbie Pennington
24 July 2015 Interpreting testator intentions Adam Carvalho
Richard McDermott
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Nick Dunnell

Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7573
Fax: +44 (0)20 3375 7431

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Trained at Burges Salmon, qualified in 1989, practised at Thomas Eggar 1989 to 1993, taught at BPP 1993 to 1997, then practised at Clyde & Co 1997 to 1998, then Speechly Bircham 1998 to 2010 before joining Farrer & Co as a partner in May 2010.


University of Cape Town; University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg)