French property and estates team

Furley Page French property and estates team provide a reliable service delivered by professional, expert advisers.

Furley Page French property and estates team provide expert legal advice on French property transactions, wills and French inheritance.

Our French property and estates team is made up of legal specialists; including French qualified and registered lawyers (Avocats), English solicitors and UK tax experts.

The team includes fluent and native French speakers who can help navigate the buying and selling French property within the French legal system.

Members of our Private Client team have expertise in cross-border estates and UK tax.

Our French property and estates lawyers are part of our large Private Client team which is recognised for its expertise by The Legal 500 and  Chambers HNW, independent guides to the legal profession.

Contact Sharon Wilson-Dutin or Deborah Vaysse to find out how we can help you.


I received excellent service and assistance in what was an extremely complex case that I presented Sharon with and found her to be extremely professional. She is a French speaking Qualified Lawyer who went beyond the call of duty to ensure I understood each step of the process that was involved in the sale of a plot of land and small property that was occupied in France. Due to circumstances, there were ten inheritors and all aspects of Napoleonic law had to be adhered to and Sharon handled the various aspects that included: Eviction process, Property Sale, Estate Administration, Extensive Client liaison, Worked closely with the Notaire in France until completion. I highly recommend Sharon Wilson-Dutin

Client of Sharon Wilson-Dutin - Mrs C. Nixon

Furley Page have been invaluable with the help they have given us purchasing our French property, with a special mention to Sharon E. Wilson-Dutin. Sharon has been there every step of our journey, making the whole process as smooth as possible. Not only did she overcome the language barrier for us, her knowledge and professionalism were second to none. We would wholeheartedly recommend Sharon and Furley Page in the future.

Client of Sharon Wilson-Dutin - Mr & Mrs Creed

Onboarding process was very efficient. Great communication from Deborah and other staff. Issue resolved as required. Excellent service all round.

Clients of Deborah Vaysse - Diane & Ian Fletcher

It was an absolute pleasure working with Sharon on our project. We had been struggling along for a year previous until we made contact. Sharon made the whole process very smooth and was just what we needed to ensure completion. She made an extremely complicated transaction easy. Could not recommend her more highly and would use again in the future if required.

Client of Sharon Wilson-Dutin, Mrs GE of Kent

Deborah was wonderful. Calm, confident, knowledgeable, approachable. We were anxious, and totally unconfident with French law and the French language both spoken and written, and there was a deadline looming. Deborah explained everything and could tell it was very important for us to understand. We were both very pleased with the service.

Client of Deborah Vaysse - Jane Headford

Fantastic service very patient and understanding a great help.

Client of Deborah Vaysse - Anthony Cousin

Whilst we have used Furley Page for many years, we were particularly impressed by their services when they oversaw the sale of our French apartment. We found Sharon Wilson-Dutin to be diligent, professional and extremely thorough, keeping us abreast on all pieces. We cannot imagine handling the sale without Sharon’s expertise, for which we are very grateful.

Clients of Sharon Wilson-Dutin - Mr & Mrs Oxley

We greatly appreciate the thoroughness of your advice and support, particularly during a period of change after Brexit, and the challenges which this has presented.

Clients of Sharon Wilson-Dutin, I.M. & R. M.

Our problem was understood from the outset. The fee was perfectly reasonable, and made clear from first contact. The advice given was eminently sensible, and the action required was taken promptly and efficiently.

Client of Deborah Vaysse - Nigel Hogg

We instructed Sharon to oversee the disposal of our French property and to assess the Compromis and Acte de Vente produced by the Notaire. She provided a translation and synopsis of those documents and a thorough assessment of their implications for us. Throughout the process Sharon was always accessible to us, she was professional, communicative and efficient with her work, often responding to difficult timescales and provided us with the advice and reassurance needed when operating in an unfamiliar legal jurisdiction. I would have no hesitation in recommending her to others. Thank you for all your help Sharon.

Client of Sharon Wilson-Dutin - Mr C.M. of Sussex

I contacted Furley Page in late January 2023 for advice on transferring the Title Deeds of the French property jointly held in the names of myself and my late wife into my name alone. I was put in touch with Sharon Wilson-Dutin who quickly gave me an extensive overview of the process involved. This included the expected time frame and an estimation of the costs involved. I was at all times kept fully informed of the progress and fees were notified on a monthly basis for work as it was done. The support staff were always excellent, responding promptly to any queries I had. Having the expertise of a French-speaking, French law knowledgeable person handling the process was invaluable. This was especially true when it came to liaising with the French Notaire, where different attitudes and language could have created greater problems than those that would already have been present dealing with the vagaries of the French legal system.

Client of Sharon Wilson-Dutin – Mr M. Berry

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