French Desk

Experienced UK-based French lawyers

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Senior team of lawyers delivering French legal advice on French real estate, Wills and probates and other cross-border issues.


The French Desk at gunnercooke is headed by partner Guillaume Barlet-Batada. Guillaume will be able to advise on non-contentious matters such as Wills and inheritance laws and many issues relating to French property law. His clients are from both within and outside the UK.

All members of the team have lived and worked both in France and in England and they possess naturally essential cross-cultural skills.

Instructions commonly carried out for our clients

Private individuals (non-contentious):

  • Sale and purchase of various residential properties (including renovation projects and off-plan property) in France and overseas French territories
  • Preparation and registration of French Wills and other estate planning measures regarding for French assets
  • Any French probate matters
  • Any ownership transfer of property arising out of divorce or separation

Who can we help?

  • Private clients
  • Solicitors and legal counsels
  • Trusts and charities
  • High Net Worth Individuals

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