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10 Jan 2022

Boodle Hatfield celebrates a significant 300-year milestone

2022 marks Boodle Hatfield’s 300-year anniversary. To celebrate this significant milestone, the law firm will be rolling out an extensive programme of initiatives to build upon its remarkable heritage throughout the year and beyond.

The 300 year team are developing projects to extend and build on the work the firm already undertakes amongst its local communities as well as help dismantle barriers to entry into the legal profession. In addition, investment is being made into delivering fresh insights and content for the firm’s core sectors. Throughout the year leading teams will be delivering publicly accessible guidance and insight into pressing social and legal issues; from navigating the legal challenges of surrogacy to responsibly passing on wealth to the next generation.

Founded in 1722 by Robert Andrews, a 19-year-old legal clerk, Boodle Hatfield has established itself as a market leader in private wealth and real estate, now with 38 partners across three offices.  In the course of its history, 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.

Commenting on the anniversary Sara Maccallum, Senior Partner at Boodle Hatfield, said: “It is a privilege to be Senior Partner of a firm with a 300-year legacy. While there are many historical milestones of great note, rather than look back at the firm’s history, in our 300th year we are very much focused on the future and how we continue to shape the firm and its activities to the benefit of future generations, clients and communities.

To this end, we are devising a programme of events and initiatives that will allow us to deploy our technical expertise, our time and our passion into an enhanced CSR programme, as well as ensure that our programme to support and retain talent is the best it can be. 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.”

Shaping legacies for 300 years

This year, we will be marking 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.

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