Private Client

We act for individuals, families, estates, trusts, family businesses, educational establishments, museums and charities.  We aim to build long term relationships with clients and for families these often span several generations.  A key feature of the way we work is that partners have regular and direct involvement with clients.

We advise on a wide range of issues that may affect our clients.  A core element of our work is helping clients to preserve and manage their wealth for their own benefit and for that of future generations.

While many of our clients are based in the UK, a significant number are overseas or have overseas interests and we advise on a variety of offshore and international matters.  We have partners able to communicate in several languages including French, Italian and Danish and with our many connections with lawyers outside the UK we are experienced in co-ordinating tax and legal advice from different countries.

We are able to call on expertise from other departments of the firm to provide a wide ranging service to our clients on all aspects of their affairs.  We will also liaise with other professional advisers, including accountants, bankers, land agents, investment managers and financial advisers to provide a comprehensive and seamless service.

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