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Private Wealth

Managing a fortune, balancing the needs of a family and a business and maintaining a positive outward image is not always easy to do.

As the boundaries between personal life and business life continue to overlap, increasingly over many jurisdictions, we assist clients in their personal lives and in their roles as trustees, directors, managers and owners of land or business.

Many families have remained our clients through several generations and as such we have become experts in advising individuals, family offices and their businesses. Our advice covers all aspects of personal and corporate tax, family and corporate governance, residential property and family and divorce issues and we are pleased to be recognised as being experts in our fields.

Our years of experience mean we are well-equipped to help UK and international clients throughout all the key decision-making stages of their life, and this includes resolving difficult family arguments. As well as a leading tax team, we are one of the few firms to offer market-leading advice when trusts or probate issues become contentious.

The focus for us has, and always will be, to provide clear and pragmatic advice that factors in the fast pace of change in the world of private wealth.

Who can we help?

High Net Worth Individuals The fast pace of today's world makes the life of successful people ever more exciting and challenging. We can guide you on the multitude of legal issues in your personal and business life. Read more Families & Family Offices Each family and family office has its own unique dynamic. We can help advise you on issues from international wealth planning, private wealth disputes, divorce and employment. Read more Beneficiaries & Heirs Beneficiaries and heirs need to consider how to protect their legacy for the future, deal with tax liabilities and maybe a challenge to the Will. We are well placed to advise and protect you. Read more Families & Spouses Family problems and divorce can be draining on both an emotional and a financial level. These issues become more complicated when you have significant wealth to consider or have international connections. Our family lawyers provide smart, practical advice with a human touch. Read more Philanthropists & Charities Charities and individual philanthropists play a vital role in society. We can advise you on establishing and running a charity or developing a philanthropic plan to meet your objectives. Read more Family Business Family businesses are core to the UK economy. We have been guiding the owners of many of these important organisations through the generations in running and safeguarding their companies. Read more Landed Estates Owners and trustees of landed estates need to manage estates carefully for future generations. Our 300 years of providing practical and expert advice to landed estates makes us well placed to guide you. Read more Artists & Collectors Artists and collectors have diverse interests and challenges. Whatever your need, our specialist art lawyers have the experience to guide you. Read more Trustees, Executors & Fiduciaries Trustees and fiduciaries are trusted to navigate the tax and trust landscape for families. Our first-rate lawyers blend specialist expertise in tax, trusts and disputes and can work alongisde you to deliver your objectives. Read more Residential Property Buyers & Sellers Our market leading residential property team will guide you through the complex and often fast paced process of buying and selling prime urban and country residential properties. We ensure that your aims are understood and target deadlines are met. Read more Private Equity Executives We advise private equity executives on both their personal and business needs, often working alongside their corporate business advisers to ensure that the business advice dovetails with the personal succession and tax planning issues for the individual. Read more View more