Blevins Franks are the leading international tax and wealth management advisers to UK nationals living in Europe, with a history dating back to 1975. And this year its Senior Partner for Portugal, Gavin Scott, and his wife Joan celebrate their 20th anniversary in the Algarve.
Blevins Franks was already established in the Algarve when Gavin joined in 2000, but locally it was a small operation. Under his leadership it has gone from strength to strength and grown to a large team of people working together to provide a high quality, personal service to clients moving to and living in Portugal.
Today there are four Partners living in the Algarve, plus two in Lisbon. Additionally, Private Client Managers are dedicated to looking after existing clients to keep their wealth management up to date. They are all supported by locally based Chartered Financial Planners, Personal Assistants, Administrators and a Marketing & Communications executive, as well as teams of tax, trusts, pensions and investment specialists in Blevins Franks’ London and Malta offices.
Gavin’s 20 years of service is actually not unusual for Blevins Franks, with Senior Partners in other countries reaching even greater landmarks. Most of the other Portugal financial advisers have also been with Blevins Franks a number of years and between them have over 70 years’ experience advising expatriates in Portugal.
This invaluable experience, coupled with in-depth knowledge of Portuguese legislation and how it interacts with UK tax and succession law, places them in the perfect position to provide cross-border financial advice.
Blevins Franks offers a whole suite of financial planning services under one roof, in particular: international tax planning; estate planning; investment management; pensions advice and trust services.