DMH Stallard is a law firm based in England, with a strong and well established international network.

We support businesses with international ambitions and families with international reach.  In an increasingly complex world we can help you navigate the challenges of doing business and managing complex personal matters across borders.  In a time of global turbulence, changes in the use of technology, a complex geopolitical and economic environment, through our international network of Partner firms, we can provide businesses and international families with the legal expertise to

  • ensure that businesses are compliant, can achieve their commercial ambitions and defend their positions if necessary
  • help preserve family wealth and manage tax liabilities for the benefit of future generations.

We will put together the right legal team for you, drawing upon the firm’s different disciplines, sector expertise and geographies, and working with the best law firms in the markets in which you operate.  We work with two international affiliations of law firms and have long established relationships with both, this means our clients can be assured of a tried and tested global service.

Our international legal services range from providing specialist legal advice to UK businesses with an international footprint or global ambitions, working with overseas firms with UK expansion plans and working with non-domicile or international families co-ordinating legal advice for our clients across multiple jurisdictions.

Our independence means you will receive a service that is tailor made to your requirements.  We provide:

  • International and cross border legal advice for UK clients – where we co-ordinate the legal advice required for our clients or provide details of trusted law firms who have the expertise in their chosen jurisdiction(s).
  • UK legal advice for international firms who are looking to build their UK offering, we can provide expertise in real estate, corporate and commercial law, employment and immigration law and should you need it litigation and dispute resolution.
  • Non domicile families and individuals – we can provide those with their main home outside of the UK with tax advice, inheritance tax planning, probate advice, divorce and much more.  We have a team of immigration, tax and private client and family law specialists with the knowledge and experience to help you.

We are members of  two international networks to help provide the best tailor-made legal advice for our clients.  When you need legal guidance, assistance or advocacy, you can rely on DMH Stallard’s global networks to provide the legal expertise you need.

We are members of:

LE International

LEI was established to meet the demands of clients who need support with cross border transactions and disputes.  The network was established over 30-years ago, and we were a founding member.  The network offers clients a personal, cost-effective and partner-led service provided by over 800 locally qualified lawyers in 37 jurisdictions.

LEI is a strong, closely-knit group of law firms that provides real benefits to its members and their clients when they have required high quality and responsive legal assistance in a foreign jurisdiction. Clients that have benefited from LEI’s members’ cross-border connections range from individuals to small, medium and large corporations.


INBLF, International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms, isa network of law firms around the globe, to ensure that the best possible legal services are available to clients of INBLF member firms wherever the need arises.

Clients enjoy the advantages of direct access to leading attorneys in INBLF member firms. Our boutique firms have deep experience in their selected areas of practice, while our independent firms are steeped in the legal traditions and cultures of their home countries.

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Recent work

International legal advice

We provided employment/immigration, commercial, real estate, dispute resolution and intellectual property services to support expansion/consolidation into the UK market.

Company sale

We acted for the shareholders of a UK manufacturing and distribution company who sold their shares to a US giant. This included cross border guarantees and security provisions.

Overseas Asset protection

We defended our client against the misuse of their trademark and breaches of their franchise agreement overseas for who franchised a range of international casual and fine dining restaurant brands.

Damage mitigation for a global business

We advised and acted for a leading international retailer in defence of a substantial claim brought against them by a retail partner. We used mediation to reach a settlement and conclude this matter on excellent terms for our client.

Non – domicile tax mitigation

Advising clients with a domicile of choice abroad (and a domicile of origin in the UK) on the use of offshore trusts to hold their UK assets whilst they continue to be domiciled abroad.

Worker migration advice for major arts productions in the UK

Advised a leading production company in the UK in relation to the Creative Worker (temporary) work immigration route, facilitating the placement of internationally renowned performers and unit company members for its UK productions.

International divorce

DMH Stallard advised, led negotiations and achieved favourable financial settlement for our client. One party was based in the US and split his time between the UK and US each year. This cross-border matter necessitated input of experts in both UK and US.

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