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This year, we will be marking our 300-year anniversary. That’s three centuries during which we are proud to have been trusted by countless clients to help them navigate the impact that revolutions, market crashes, social upheaval and technological innovation have had on their families, businesses, and the society around them. We are grateful to all of our clients and to the generations of Boodle Hatfield teams that have worked skilfully and so tirelessly to support them.

With a history like ours, we know we are built to last. But this isn’t the time to rest on our laurels but instead a chance to reflect and build on our heritage. We are merely today’s custodians of the Boodle Hatfield name, and we want to create a legacy that our successors will be just as proud of.

To that end, throughout 2022 we will be rolling out an extensive programme of activities, each of which sows the seeds for the future success of others – our local neighbourhoods, the wider legal profession, and of course our valued clients and our own team.

These will include a series of initiatives that support local communities, help dismantle barriers to entry into the legal profession, deliver fresh insights to further thinking in our core sectors and enhance support to fast-track personal development at the firm.

Building a legacy is about so much more than trading on a name. It is about making the best choices every day to create a more fulfilling future for ourselves and for those around us. This includes deploying exceptional legal expertise and sincere care in our client relationships, nurturing, and listening to our teams, and supporting and collaborating with our wider communities. It is a philosophy that has served us well and one that we are confident will guide us successfully through another 300 years.

The firm's 300th year.

Celebrating Women at Boodle Hatfield As a firm, we have long been a pioneer of gender equality and committed to maintaining a working environment in which all people can excel. Our inclusive and supportive culture is directed by our Senior Partner, Sara Maccallum and championed by inspiring female mentors and role models across the business. Read more Boodle Hatfield promotes five lawyers from four of its core practice areas to Senior Associate Senior Partner, Sara Maccallum said: “During our 300th year anniversary, we are delighted to have promoted five talented lawyers across our core practice areas. These well-deserved promotions affirm our commitment to developing, supporting and encouraging exceptional individuals who will play a key role in the continued growth of our business". Read more Boodle Hatfield celebrates financial growth during remarkable tri-century anniversary ‘A fantastic achievement’: In its tercentenary year, Boodle Hatfield has announced revenues of £30.7m for 2021/22, up 4% from £29.4m the previous year. Read more Boodle Hatfield welcomes leading private client advisor, Clare Stirzaker Clare specialises in succession planning and related legal and tax matters for international private clients and family offices. She works with some of the world’s best privately owned businesses focusing on how to develop the business and the family’s wealth and philanthropic strategy, to achieve growth, diversification and longevity. Read more Shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Law Firm of the Year: The Independents‘ The Lawyer awards recognition comes as the firm celebrates its 300th year anniversary – a significant milestone that looks ahead with an extensive programme of initiatives to build upon its remarkable heritage. Over the last three centuries, the firm has helped clients navigate the impact of revolutions – both industrial and political – market crashes, social upheaval and technological innovation, providing expert guidance for families, businesses, and communities Read more 300 Years of Family Life In May we hosted a thought-provoking panel discussion on what drives our relationships and whether the institution of marriage will continue for another three hundred years, and, if so, in what format. Read more Boodle Hatfield shortlisted for four awards in the STEP Private Client Awards We are delighted to announce that the firm's private wealth team have been shortlisted for Contentious Trusts and Estates Team of the Year; Family Business Advisory Practice of the Year; International Legal Team of the Year; and Private Client Legal Team of the Year in the STEP Private Client Awards 2022. Read more Boodle Hatfield launches 'The Surrogacy Landscape Podcast' The Surrogacy Landscape Podcast is a three-part series exploring the legal implications of growing a family via surrogacy, to help couples and individuals get to grips with the landscape at the outset to ensure that their journey to parenthood is smooth and safe for all involved. Over the series we will look at the full surrogacy lifecycle, the practicalities that need to be considered and the law that currently governs the process in the UK. We reflect on the proposed reform in the law in England and Wales to bring this country up-to-date, creating a system that is fit to cater to today’s modern family structures. Read more Boodle Hatfield publishes guide to help family businesses to survive the impact of divorce There is a whole range of legal mechanisms that are tried and tested when it comes to safeguarding the future of a family business. The guide is informed by our experiences of the challenges that can occur in family businesses, where relationships are complex and evolving – and naturally carry emotional ties that do not exist in other organisations. It is illustrated with practical scenarios and contains advice and guidance coloured by our appreciation of the sensitivity and careful approach needed when, for example, raising the matter of a pre-nup with a newly engaged couple. Read more View more
Shaping legacies for 300 years