Overseas Chambers of Peter Harris

Maison de la Boucterie
Rue de la Boucterie
Saint Saviour
Jersey, JE2 7ZW

Who we are

The practice includes:

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English domestic and international Revenue and Chancery Bar practice;

The tax treatment of Trusts in France and French usufruits and other continental usufructs in the UK.

Please note that no further press releases or other sources of information will be released and that Peter now only advises on paid instructions.

Private and public international law; particularly the limitations on competence of national institutions within a supranational area such as the EU; and their subjecting to institutional intervention. OECD competence analysis.

BREXIT,  EU law, EU Regulations Brussels I-IV.  EU taxation issues for corporate and private individuals, advising on the removal of fiscal obstacles to freedom of movement of capital, pre- and post Brexit.

Fiscally correct offshore and onshore Tax Planning.

The private international aspects of French law involving the recognition of trusts and other foreign legal concepts, the use of civil law structures for non residents and foreigners taking up residence in France, the use of French matrimonial property régimes in France, in the United Kingdom and British Islands;

French tax law and estate planning; EU Succession Regulation N° 650/2012

Multi-jurisdictional tax advice for undertakings and corporates in an international environment: BEPS and transnational working capital protection  whether in a consolidated or non-consolidated accounting or fiscal environment.

European Union law, and tax law;

European Convention on Human Rights ("ECHR") and tax implications of the right to non expropriation;

Negotiation with French and British revenue authorities;

Jersey law and income tax legislation;

Tax Treaty and Tax Information Exchange Agreement planning;

Qualified Mediator, Revenue Bar Association, Overseas Member of Chancery Bar Association; and

Tax treatment of French assurances vie à cause de vie or à cause de décès in United Kingdom.

Stamp Duty Land Tax: interests in foreign property for First Time Buyer's Relief and Apparent Ownership.

Peter is a recognised authority on countering the abusive and incorrect taxation of French usufruits by HMRC in the United Kingdom: for one example of several successes, see #HumphriesKirk, Solicitor's website.

Peter Harris is the sole person qualified to give legal and tax advice and settle opinions and advice emanating from Overseas Chambers. See the News and Press and Ressources pages for examples of areas of his expertise.

Overseas Chambers houses the overseas specialised tax and legal practice of Peter Harris, English Barrister and French tax expert.