Details of McGregor’s estate opportunity to remember Cayman Islands work
Although McGregor made his name developing tax planning trusts in the Cayman Islands, helping clients avoid punitive UK tax provisions, he also published a seminal work on UK personal injury law, served as president of the Harvard Law Association for twenty years, was Warden of New College Oxford for more than a decade, regularly shared his love of music with others by performing the work of Noel Coward and Cole Porter at private parties, and he was appointed CBE in 2014 for his services to law and education.
But it is perhaps for his wealth management work in the Cayman Islands that McGregor will best be remembered. Today the British Overseas Territory generates $1.2 billion of its GDP through the financial services industry while it is also rated by HSBC as the friendliest destination in the world for expats. Indeed, it is the only place in the world with more registered companies than inhabitants.
The ability to work for one’s self is appealing for a variety of reasons, including the ability to work flexible hours and from home, a wide range of opportunities and the desire to potentially earn more money.
At the moment it there is only the slimmest possibly of a sudden and dramatic Brexit u-turn, with the consequences of the June 23 2016 referendum set to be formalised on March 31 2019. That’s why if you live in Marbella now is the time to ensure that your financial advisers in Marbella are fully attuned to all the issues that might affect you once Brexit becomes final.
Inevitably for many expats this will involve a discussion about their pension arrangements. Yes, expats already settled in the EU should continue to receive yearly inflation-accounting increases to their pensions, but as this is only guaranteed for three years, it is a quite significant caveat.