We provide legal services to the private wealth advisers of wealthy individuals and to individuals themselves, both in the UK and internationally.
Our role is to enable people to make the most of their wealth now and in the future. With our support, they can ensure a smooth succession, not just of family assets, but of the values which brought them wealth in the first place.
Work with us
No other firm has the scale, reach and breadth of services we offer to our private clients. With a full service legal team, our advice is offered in the context of your succession planning, your marriage, your family life and values, your property and your assets. We are deeply embedded in the world of private wealth, advising private banks, trust companies and family offices. Some families have entrusted us with their legal affairs for over a century. Clients like these have shaped the way we serve you. We work in partnership with you, we collaborate with your other advisers and we think long-term.
Our clients come to us from a variety of different backgrounds and for a variety of needs. For more information about our Private Client legal services, covering expertise in specific matters such as buying and selling property, matrimonial and childcare matters, Wills and estate planning and much more, please click here. If, however, you relate to the following areas, you may also be interested in our broader expertise supporting your business interests, property, employees, contractual disputes, amongst other things, which can be found in the links below.
Meet the team
Client Advisers and Trustees
For those servicing the Private Wealth community.Read more
Untangling the Atlantic Knot: Navigating US/UK Legal Issues
This podcast explores issues faced by a transatlantic couple including their businesses and assets in a US to UK, cross-border context.Read more
EWS1 Forms - the latest episode
RICS have now published their highly anticipated guidance on when EWS1 forms will be required.
Guidance where Domestic Abuse alleged
High Court finds former unmarried couple hold weekend home as beneficial joint tenants (despite just one funding the whole £1,550,000 purchase price)
Knight Frank Wealth Report: The Global Perspective on Prime Property & Investment
Knight Frank partners joined Charles Russell Speechlys for a virtual panel-led discussion on the Knight Frank Wealth Report
The rise of cost sanctions in family law proceedings (even against successful parties!)
Covid throws stark light on need for Lasting Powers of Attorney, as the case of Derek Draper shows
Diversification of landed estates – a trade mark lawyer’s advice...
Mary looks at the diversification of landed estates and offers her expert advice from a trade mark perspective
“Do I have to mediate?”
A trained impartial mediator can work with a divorcing couple if they cannot sort matters themselves.
Sophie Dworetzsky quoted in the Financial Times on the increase to corporation tax
Following the Chancellor's Budget this week, Sophie provides her expertise on the rise in corporation tax.
Thomas Moran has been quoted in the Evening Standard on the stamp duty surcharge on foreign homebuyers
Foreign buyers of property worth more than £1.5m will be subject to a 17 per cent tax rate from April 2021.
Property Professionals: Spring Budget Announcement
Join us as we discuss the highlights of the recent budget announcement.
A vote of confidence in the UK arts sector: Chancellor announces £408m funding boost
Hugh Gunson and Guy Bud write for Tax Journal on the guidance provided by the Upper Tribunal in Atholl House
The ‘intermediaries legislation’, commonly known as IR35, has proved an area of legal uncertainty and worry for taxpayers in recent years.
Domestic Abuse Bill - strengthened protection for victims
The conveniences and inconveniences of forum non-conveniens
Spring Budget 2021 - predictions
Spring budget 2021 - what will the Chancellor do?
Julia Cox quoted by Citywealth on the shared home exemption
For those who purchased a second home during the past year, they might want to explore the shared home exemption.
Dominic Lawrance, Hugh Gunson and Catrin Harrison write for Tax Journal on Embiricos and the future of partial closure notices
A look at the Upper Tribunal's decision in Embiricos and the implications for those faced with a domicile enquiry.
Piers Master named in eprivateclient’s 50 Most Influential 2021
Piers Master has been included in the rankings recognising the key players in the UK and offshore private client practitioner sector.
Jeffrey Lee, Jessica Leung and Jessica Chow featured in Legal 500's Hong Kong Private Client Q&A
The Q&A provides an overview of Private Client laws and regulations applicable in Hong Kong.