Lifetime Tax planning and advice

We advise our clients (who include UK and non-UK nationals as well as UK domiciled and non UK domiciled individuals – non-doms) on UK inheritance tax and capital gains tax issues.

In particular we advise our clients which of their assets will be taxed on their death by the UK tax authorities and which assets will not be taxed.

For our clients who are not-domiciled in the UK (non-doms), or not yet domiciled in the UK, we advise how to structure their assets so that they remain outside the UK inheritance tax net as ‘excluded property’.

We also provide capital gains tax advice to non-residents on their UK property and the advantages of rebasing value or time apportionment.

Tax on death

A key strength is our ability to analyse, build, prepare and present comprehensive domicile cases to the UK tax authorities, making it faster and easier for them to agree a deceased individual’s domicile.

This is especially important for the estates of individuals who did not consider themselves to be UK domiciled at the end of their life, as a UK domicile will mean their worldwide estate will be assessed for UK inheritance tax purposes.

Domicile and Residence (The Statutory Residence Test)
Other than the location of our client’s assets, domicile and residence are the two ‘connecting factors’ in the UK that connect our clients to the UK tax regime, while in other jurisdictions, such as the USA, nationality is a connecting factor.


Understanding domicile and residence for tax purposes is essential to our clients and we are adept at analysing and explaining these complex subjects in clear, understandable terms including:

  • Common law domicile.
  • Deemed domicile.
  • Civil law domicile.
  • Domicile elections.
  • The Statutory Residence Test.

What our clients say

"Stone King LLP is ‘very good’ in its particular niches of cross-border estates and older and vulnerable client services."

Legal 500 - 2019

What our clients say

"Extremely knowledgeable with excellent customer service - the advice comprehensively brought together issues across borders and the fees were more than covered by potential cost savings as a result of implementation of a tax efficient will structure."

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What our clients say

"Sometimes I couldn’t see the road ahead through all the bureaucracy and international laws and regulations which became quite stressful and demanding, but I am now delighted that the estate has been wound up without further legal issues.

"Thank you again for all your hard work and advice. Without the support and professionalism of you, Dan and your practice, sorting out the estate would have been impossible to implement independently."

Edward J


The law and practice referred to in this article or webinar has been paraphrased or summarised. It might not be up-to-date with changes in the law and we do not guarantee the accuracy of any information provided at the time of reading. It should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice in relation to a specific set of circumstances.