International - expat tax advice

If you are non-UK resident and would like to discuss any element of UK taxation, if you plan to open a UK branch or agency, or require assistance with your UK tax affairs - we can help.

We are now seeing a growth in businesses working outside of the UK in Europe and are seeing other European countries setting up a UK base.

We can help and aid in the structure for the UK and can help those UK Companies structure themselves correctly in Europe. We would be happy to meet with you at either our London Office or Taunton Office to discuss your specific situation.

We have a strong relationship with France and are able to advise on various expat issues such as residency status, foreign property tax issues, non-resident Directors tax treatment issues etc. We have a team of dedicated business and tax advisers who are English speaking and work alongside us to enable the compliance of the two countries to be correct. Our advisers are mainly in the South West of France covering the departments of the Dordogne, Lot et Garonne and the Gironde. However, we also have advisers situated in Paris. All our advisers are able to deal with you remotely.

We also have a direct link with Spain based in Barcelona as well as other European Countries.

Our team of Advisers in Europe are

The French Team

To contact: email

Adrian Larpent - Managing Director

Adrian Larpent - British expat tax advice specialist

Adrian advises expats in relation to business and taxation structures for those who are non-resident in the UK, but still have Corporate or property interests in the UK. He reviews Corporate structures, personal Directors taxes and high net worth clients, to confirm tax is being paid in the correct tax jurisdiction, as well as reviewing the best form of profit extraction.

He advises on individuals who leave the UK permanently or for those who are returning back to the UK. Adrian also acts for non-domiciles.

Laura Morley - French tax compliance and administration

Laura Morley - French tax compliance specialist

Laura has lived with her family in France for 10+ years. She began the adventure in the Charente area of France but relocated to the Charente Maritime and the coast in 2006. In the UK, she was a primary school teacher and upon moving to France studied and gained a diploma with honours to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL).

As well as giving English lessons to French individuals, she had her own retail enterprise and spent 4 years in a Chartered Accountancy firm as head of the foreign section, completing over 200 income tax declarations annually and dealing with all administrative issues encountered by the UK expatriate in France.

Local Taxes: She has studied local tax impositions and verification of the French Tax Foncière and Tax d’Habitation in order to check that the tax impositions are based on realistic information and requesting recalculation when appropriate.

Business Setup: She gives help and advice on grants and financial help available for business set up and personal situations with the CAF (social security and family allowance organisation in France). She helps people to understand, register and run their business under the micro regime and auto entrepreneur regime and help deal with the social organisations such as RSI and URSSAF.

Sworn Translations: Laura is also a sworn translator via the TRIBUNAL DE GRANDE INSTANCE de SAINTES and has recently been awarded accreditation to complete and certify Capital gains declarations.

Tax Reimbursement: Laura deals with obtaining reimbursement of tax paid twice for clients that relocate to France from the UK or other European countries and dealing with pension forecasts and other administrative issues involving the relocation from one country to another.

Works Undertaken: Annual French Income Tax returns (residents and non residents), Completion of UK administrative forms (P85, R105, France Individual etc), Help understanding Social charges and Social Contributions, Business registration and advice under the Micro regime or the Auto entrepreneur scheme, Issues surrounding local taxes such as Taxe Foncière & Taxe d'Habitation, Help with planning permissions, Certified and Sworn Translations (registration via the Tribunal in Saintes)

Tim Hughes - Solicitor & Avocat Communautaire

Tim Hughes

Tim Hughes is an English solicitor. After practising law in England for 11 years, Tim moved to Lyon and registered as a lawyer in France in 2005. Tim advises both businesses and individuals in relation to French law. For individuals, his main areas of work are French property and succession law / Will planning. For businesses, Tim advises on setting up and operating in France, including employment law issues.

Tim has a French wife and three children

Tim is dedicated to developing and strengthening links between the UK and France and does so by heading up the Lyon Bar’s international group regarding relations with the UK. He is also the Honorary President of FIBA – the Franco-British International Business Association, based in Lyon.

Tony Mason - Health insurance services

Tony’s job is to solicit the largest insurance groups to bring you the best financial and technical solutions regarding your individual health insurance needs in France. He covers the whole of the French territory and specialises in Health Insurance, Top-Up and Full Private cover, for the English speaking population living in France, or on the point of doing so. For over 15 years, he has specialised in health insurance for English speaking people and has obtained important means to bring you a high quality service.

The Spanish Team

To contact: email

Paul Roberts - Wealth Management and Financial Adviser to expats

Paul Roberts

Paul is from the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire and studied Business Economics at Cardiff University. He began his career with Chase Manhattan Investment Bank in London before emigrating to Barcelona following “Black Monday”. He built up and sold a successful teaching and translation business in the 1990’s and continued his financial career working in the Private Banking Sector in Spain. He completed his Series 7 US Stock Exchange Licensing exams whilst working for Merrill Lynch. Paul was a client of the Spectrum IFA Group before joining us as an Adviser in 2000.

Paul became a member of the European Financial Planning Association in 2014.

Specialist areas: Employee Benefits, Pensions.

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