Chris is a residential property lawyer with wide experience of all types of property but with an emphasis on advising the developers of residential properties and helping non UK domiciled clients acquire UK property.
Areas of particular expertise include advising on large scale developments, including off-plan purchases for individual investors and acting for developers in setting-up and managing unit sale transactions.
Chris works closely with the tax and trust specialists at Forsters advising international clients on the tax implications and applicable trust structures for UK property ownership.
He qualified at Pemberton Greenish, joined Forsters in 2007 and became a partner in 2012.
United Kingdom | 08 March 2019
The government recently published a consultation proposing the introduction of a 1% stamp duty land tax surcharge on non-residents acquiring residential property in England and Northern Ireland. The proposals include applying the surcharge to non-resident individuals, companies, partnerships and trusts. However, the government is considering relief for non-UK resident individuals who are Crown employees subject to UK income tax at the time of the transaction.