Private Wealth

We have been advising families and their businesses for over 200 years, so we understand that giving top quality legal advice is just the starting point.

Our real contribution is understanding you, your family and your business and combining that knowledge with our legal expertise and commercial experience to provide you with the best possible solutions. 

Our clients range from high net worth individuals, professional and corporate trustees and financial institutions to insurers. In the UK we also act for over 100 significant rural landowners including National Trust, Church Commissioners and English Heritage. Our legal expertise includes advising and preparing wills and trusts; helping those involved in disputes to find clear practical solutions; tax planning; succession planning, manorial rights, heritage exemption, tenancy law and administering estates comprising a variety of assets both in the UK and abroad. We also advise both domestic and international clients on buying and selling residential real estate in the UK. 

For more information relating to our services for private clients in the UK, please visit our dedicated Private Wealth microsite.

Our integrated team of lawyers and professionals with multi-disciplinary experience in this sector can help with the myriad of legal issues surrounding wealth transfer and regulatory compliance both for individuals and for professionals advising on wealth management.

    Services to individuals
    • Trusts and estates planning and administration
    • Inheritance, trust, probate or lack of mental capacity disputes, inter-beneficiary disputes and will contests, and all types of trust and estate litigation matters
    • Complex breach of fiduciary duty, trust & estates
    • Regulatory
    • Financial products/investment management 
    • Tax
    • Corporate & business transactions
    • Privacy and data protection and advice
    • Enforcement and disciplinary litigation representation
    • Consumer and customer disputes
    • Securities fraud and class action litigation
    • Government investigations and white collar crime.
    Services to businesses
    • Trust and estates
    • Regulatory
    • Financial products/investment management 
    • Tax
    • Corporate & business transactions
    • Privacy and data protection and advice
    • Enforcement and disciplinary litigation representation
    • Consumer and customer disputes
    • Securities fraud and class action litigation
    • Government investigations and white collar crime.

    "They've done some very good work which has saved a lot of problems for the family. They pay a great deal of attention to all different and varying aspects of the family so they've just provided a very good service which has also worked incredibly well over multiple generations. They're very personable, they will take a great deal of care to understand individual circumstances and use that to frame the advice they'll give."

    Client comment, Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide 2017

    "First-class client service and high levels of knowledge…they have the strength and depth and a wide variety of lawyers to suit the clients." 

    Client comment, Chambers & Partners High Net Worth Guide 2017