Offshore Advisers

‘It’s a very dynamic time for the offshore sector,’ says John Rimmer, private client lawyer and founder of Advocate. ‘The past year or so we’ve had several significant court cases where we’ve managed to get some satisfactory results for the trustees concerned, setting aside some transactions’. The firm’s services include estate planning, wealth preservation and protection, and advice for trusts and companies. Rimmer has had a very busy year, and has been particularly taken up with the re-organisation of trusts: ‘There’s quite a lot of moves in some countries to have greater transparency, so that not only do you have registers of the ownership of companies, there are also cries for those to be made public,’ he laments.

John Rimmer