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LEGAL-British attorneys + UK Solicitors in Florida



team of British Attorneys and Solicitors.
[Not Immigration–for that click on the green EMIGRATE menu on home page]   

British residents in Florida contact us frequently seeking legal advice specifically from BRITISH lawyers. They feel more comfortable opening up to a fellow expat who has also faced the hurdles of working and living here and who has specialist UK-USA legal insights no American lawyer can match.  FABB has established members of the legal profession, all British and/or UK solicitors.  Like all attorneys, each specialises in a different area.  If he/she cannot handle your case they can refer you to a trusted colleague.  Each has clients or legal associates in Florida and the UK.   FEES:  Attorneys have to feed their kids and pay their mortgage too!  So I say this on their behalf.  When you call, ask FIRST if they give a free first consultation [they usually do] and then what they charge to handle your matter later on. —PK, FABB President

►   Do you need advice on UK legal matters?  Sandra Campbell is a UK qualified solicitor, based in the UK who spends her time between Florida and the UK.  Do you need advice on UK legal matters?  Now you can contact a qualified legal professional who can advise on any UK matter:   UK wills, inheritance, credit card debts, mortgages,  divorce,  immigration over to the UK,  UK property or business affairs or any form of litigation in the UK.   She can refer you a other UK solicitors she works with,   if necessary. Her company in the UK is Campbell and Co. solicitors in Harrow, with an office also in Mayfair, London.  Find details on www.campbellandcosolicitors.co.uk   A member of  Florida Association of British Business [FABB] since 2005, Sandra is based in Boca Raton but advises British expat clients in all parts of Florida.   Contact Sandra directly in Florida on [561] 807-6823 or at her UK office on 01144 0203 586 4185.   Or email your legal query to:  Sandra@campbellandcosolicitors.co.uk   On Subject line put:   TO SANDRA CAMPBELL FABB legal query.    ►   WILLS:    If you’re a Brit living in Florida,  [and therefore more likely to die here],  make your will in Florida.   If you ever move back to the UK,  then make a new one over there.   We recommend you use Sandra Campbell to draw up your will.  

► FLORIDA  British-born lawyer Gavin Tudor Elliot, based in Miami Beach, has been practising law since 2002 and is a member of the bars of Florida, Washington D.C. and the Federal Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.   He has unique international and domestic experience earned in and out of the courtroom on behalf of small businesses and Fortune 500 companies in complex business and real estate matters.  He has experience  in UK-USA cross-border transactions, Florida and US transactions and  Florida and Federal litigation and trials.  He seeks long-term, partnering relationships with clients, to the end of providing the best total solution to the client’s legal needs. He stresses — and clients rightfully expect — good results. To that end, he employs innovative, pragmatic strategies and hard work to ensure the clients’ legal needs are met. Contact Gavin to discuss your needs at [305] 927 0473 or email him at  gelliot@elliotlegal.com    Gavin can also handle routine Florida legal matters for you—ask him.   FABB member since December 2016.

►  BARRY SMITH a British attorney based in the Cayman Islands.  Your Cayman Islands connection.  A FABB member, Barry has lived and worked in Grand Cayman for over 40 years, but has many British and international legal contacts and clients. He has a been visiting South Florida for many years and knows Miami well, spending much time here.  If you need any professional advice re Cayman Islands, Barry can advise you. He is one of Grand Cayman’s most respected and well-known attorneys.  If you wish to buy any property or land, establish a business or seek residence  in Cayman contact Barry Smith, Attorney at Law. PO Box 856, Camana Bay, Grand Cayman KY1-1103.  Office [345] 943-7700   Cell [345] 326-2058 or email:  jbsmith@candw.ky


► ►  FOR IMMIGRATION MATTERS ONLY,   FABB has a Florida-based immigration firm we have worked work exclusively for many years, not shown on this page.  They specialize in British clients and we recommend them highly. Send email for details to  publisher@britishflorida.com   Must include your name/phone/city.

►  PUBLIC SERVICE CORNER, especially for newcomer Brits:   Florida is the most fraudulent state in the USA—official FBI statistics. If you have been scammed or suspect one, this is where you report it:   The Attorney General’s office is www.myfloridalegal.com   or   Call tollfree 1-866-9NO-SCAM.   

►  IN THE UK:    The website   www.thewillsite.co.uk  is an online resource for England and Wales.  Create your own will, ask questions, have it reviewed by UK solicitors and more.    


►►►  Find legal forms on Florida’s official website www.flcourts.org  

►►►   ARE YOU OVER 35?  DID YOU PAY INTO A UK COMPANY/PRIVATE PENSION?  Do you know whether and how you can access your lump sum and bring it over to the USA?   For a FREE review of your UK pension contact Mark Solomons in Florida with Florin Pensions direct on  [561] 793-1311 email  msolomons@florinpensions.com  On Subject line put:  “To Mark Solomons—UK pension query”.    Include your name + city + phone + a sentence about the type of company/private pension you paid into.   NOTE: The UK’s decision to leave the EU has resulted in Gilt yields reaching all time historic lows,  pushing up the transfer values of UK defined benefit pensions schemes.  That means your unfrozen pension is worth MORE since July 2016.  Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.  


► DO YOU NEED TO TRANSER CURRENCY OVER FROM THE UK?   OR SEND TO UK FROM FLORIDA?  BENEFIT FROM BREXIT!   TRANSFER UK CURRENCY SAFELY TO/FROM  the UK.   At lower rates than any bank .   For property/business transactions/pension funds transfer or other purposes.   Or transfer to/from any other  country worldwide.  FABB you help you save considerable  exchange fees via our partner Moneycorp.   WE RECOMMEND MONEYCORP of the UK with an office in Orlando, Florida.  Moneycorp is the only UK currency exchange company licenced to deal in 50 states.   Many expat Brits here have used this currency service for years and report huge savings and satisfaction.   Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin direct on her cell [863] 207-6616 to ask all your questions.  She is based at their HQ in Orlando.  Or email your query to Kelly Cutchin  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com for details.  Moneycorp has a UK office too so she may set up your account in the UK—whichever suits you.