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Ravi Francis

Senior Associate Solicitor


Ravi is a Senior Associate solicitor in the London Private Wealth team. In both 2012 and 2013, Private Client Practitioner ranked him as one of the “Top 35 Under 35” private client advisers.

The Private Wealth team advises international and domestic individuals, institutions and trustees on a range of UK taxes, including:

  • Tax planning - to minimise both UK and foreign taxes;
  • Residence advice - emigration and immigration planning;
  • Domicile status and its impact for UK taxes;
  • UK and foreign succession laws;
  • Wills to reflect international assets and personal circumstances;
  • Use of offshore trusts, foundations and companies;
  • Cross-border secondments and moving abroad for work;
  • Offshore pensions – QROPS, QNUPS, IPPs, EFRBS;
  • Double taxation agreements; 
  • Use of tax disclosure facilities and Swiss Agreement; and
  • International trading structures.

Recent highlights

  • Working as part of a team, including a leading QC, advising an ultra-high net worth Russian businessman prior to his move to the UK. This included the restructuring of both personal wealth and business assets to minimise UK tax liabilities
  • Working alongside a partner to advise a member of a foreign Royal family on the restructuring of property interests in London, where the annual tax on enveloped dwellings, inheritance tax, and various capital gains tax regimes were all in point
  • Advising a wealthy UK domiciled but non-resident individual on restructuring a substantial global property portfolio to mitigate UK taxes
  • Helping fiduciaries responsible for various offshore structures to provide for beneficiaries and manage assets in a tax-efficient and tax-compliant manner.


Non-doms: A major state of flux for clients and advisers – Solicitors’ Journal, feature,  6 October 2015, Vol 159 no 37

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