Charlotte Macdonald is an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross border team. Over a new 12-part series of articles Charlotte will answer legal and practical questions that are often asked by her clients in relation to buying or…
French Law and Legal Advice
Welcome to our comprehensive guide to French law and the legal system in France, sponsored by Stone King. Here, you can find all the up-to-date French laws, including information on Roman law, property law, and inheritance law in France. Learn about the legal aspects affecting your home and life when you purchase a French property.
French Property Law
Information on the legal process of French property purchase from the initial contract to completion and when you sign the acte authentique.
Introduction to French Law
Here are some essential articles on French law and the legal system in France, including a glossary of useful French legal terms.
Inheritance Law in France
Information on inheritance laws in France including French succession law and the basic rights of spouses, children and other relatives.
Latest Law Articles
Charlotte Macdonald, an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross border team, sets out a number of scenarios that a British owner of French property may encounter. Over a 12-part series of articles Charlotte covers topics such as how…
Charlotte Macdonald, an associate solicitor in Stone King’s international and cross border team, sets out a number of scenarios that a British owner of French property may encounter. Over a 12-part series of articles Charlotte covers topics such as…
James and Jo have been ski enthusiasts for years and after another fantastic holiday at Christmas have finally decided to buy a property based in a mountain resort that they, and their children, can use as their base for their ski holidays.
Many people have bought property in France in the name of one spouse only (for various different reasons; inheritance, protection of assets etc) thinking that later on they will be able to transfer the property into the joint names of both spouses.
Helen bought a Chamonix apartment for £210,000. She has just accepted an offer of £280,000 and wants to know if she will need to pay any capital gains tax (‘CGT’) on the gain of £70,000 in the UK or in France.
If you are based in England & Wales you may be familiar with the process of selling property in the UK, but there are differences in the process when selling in France that you should be aware of.
Felicity worked in the charity sector for many years of her life, and in particular she feels very strongly about supporting a global disaster relief charity on her death.
Emma is worried about paying inheritance tax in France and needs advice on what to do next.