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LEGAL Services for Brits: UK-Florida Solicitors + Attorneys

LEGAL  ADVICE IN FLORIDA from FABB’s team of British Attorneys and Solicitors below. 
British residents in Florida contact us frequently seeking UK-USA legal advice.  They feel more comfortable opening up to a fellow expat who has also faced the hurdles of working and living here OR who has specialist UK-USA legal insights no American lawyer can match OR is a UK-based solicitor/barrister.  FABB has established members of the legal profession, all British lawyers licensed in Florida OR as 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.   Consult the list below and contact the one best suited to your needs.  —PK, FABB President

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► FLORIDA and UK Legal services:  BRITISH-BORN LAWYER GAVIN TUDOR ELLIOT is the founder of The Elliot Legal Group and has his office in Ft. Lauderdale.  He is licensed to practice in England and Wales, Florida, and Washington D.C.  So he can handle UK-USA legal services for expat Brit Brits in Florida.  He offers representation in business and real estate transactions and litigation.  He can draw up a UK-USA will for you.  Mr. Elliot is a frequent recipient of numerous awards and accolades. He holds A.V. Preeminent Rating by Martindale-Hubbell (2020 and 2021) and is the recipient of Superlawyers Rising Star and Top 100 Lawyers 2021 Attorney of the Year awards.  He also received recognition as a Top 10% in the USA Corporate and Transactional Attorney list.  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. Contact Gavin to discuss your Legal needs directly on [754] 332-2101 or gelliot@elliotlegalcom   FABB member since December 2016.   


►   WILLS:    If you’re a Brit living in Florida,  and therefore more likely to die here,  make your will in Florida. That applies even if it involves bequests to relatives over in the UK or property there.  We recommend you consult FABB lawyer Gavin Elliott above.   If you ever move back to the UK,  then make a new one over there.   

►   To find a qualified Solicitor with physical offices over in the UK consult the UK law society website. https://solicitors.lawsociety.org.uk/

► ►  FOR IMMIGRATION MATTERS ONLY,   FABB has a Florida-based immigration firm we have worked work exclusively for many years, not shown on this page.  Legal Immigration Services:  See the IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY WE RECOMMEND page on this website—click on the green EMIGRATE button on Home page.   They specialize in British clients and we recommend them highly.   Florid and UK offices. 

►  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, report it to:  The Attorney General’s office via  www.myfloridalegal.com   or   Call tollfree 1-866-9NO-SCAM.   

NOTE:    ALL ATTORNEYS AND LEGAL MATTERS IN FLORIDA ARE GOVERNED BY THE FLORIDA BAR.   A lawyer cannot practise in Florida unless he/she is licensed there or partners with a local Florida lawyer who is.  To verify if a lawyer is licensed in Florida, peruse the state’s only official website   http://www.flabar.org

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

££   TIP:  WANT TO SAVE WHEN TRANSFERRING over UK CURRENCY?   DON’T USE YOUR BANK!  Use Moneycorp.  [ I use Moneycorp myself–FABB President.]   TO FIND OUT MORE:    Phone Moneycorp’s Kelly Cutchin on  [863] 207-6616 at their USA HQ in Orlando to ask all your questions.  Or email your query to  kelly.cutchin@moneycorp.com The pound is shaky.  That affects all expats in Florida who still have UK dealings. To transfer your precious funds, we highly recommend you use the services of Moneycorp.  At lower rates than any bank!  This will save you fees and grief, as we Londoners say!  What your own bank won’t do is save considerable  exchange fees, like Moneycorp.   NOW is an advantageous time for you to transfer any funds you have.  THE BEST WAY:   Moneycorp, the UK company with an office in Florida and droves of satisfied Florida clients. It 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.     Moneycorp’s HQ is in England.   Posted by the Florida Association of British Business [FABB].  Moneycorp have been trusted members since 2005.  

 

flagman►  YOUR UK PENSION:  ARE YOU OVER 55?  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 or via 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. Mark is a longtime member of the Florida Association of British Business.  As FABB’s UK pensions expert he has unfrozen many pensions for USA expats over the years.   


► ARE YOU A BRIT LIVING IN FLORIDA?  OR UK BRIT WITH PROPERTY THERE?  Sign up for our eBritnews email—invitations to local British events and info relevant to expats.  Send email to  britishbusinessflorida@gmail.com  On subject line put:  Receive Florida eBritnews. IMPORTANT:  Must include your Florida city + contact phone.  

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