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
How Private is Wealth?
Understanding current obligations and what is on the horizon is key for private wealth advisers in this complex global tax environment.
Predatory marriages - renewed call for reform
William Longrigg quoted by The Times and the Daily Mail on the High Court's ruling in Ayeh-Kumi v The Lord Chancellor & Anor
The High Court found that a wife was within her rights to divorce her husband because he worked long hours and missed holidays.
Joshua Green writes for City AM on dealing with cryptocurrency assets during a divorce
Divorces are complicated on many levels, but especially so when it comes dividing up and assigning financial assets and future payments.
Exclusion clauses in freezing orders
The principles illustrated in Crowther v Crowther and Moutreuil v Andreewitch.
You can’t just ignore because it’s offshore!
Good things come to those who wait
Lasting Powers of Attorney: What you need to know and what is new
A five-minute guide for advisers and money managers
Averting an inheritance tax black hole: the Acceptance in Lieu scheme saves Professor Stephen Hawking's estate £4.2m
From Bitcoin to Ethereum - Cryptocurrency on Divorce
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Implementation of the delayed Ivory Act 2018 now expected this year
The Rise of Hong Kong Buyers Back Into The UK
Tooth v HMRC: Getting to the Root of the Discovery Assessment Regime
Revision of Swiss inheritance law: Federal Council sets the date of entry into force
The Federal Council has announced that the revision of Swiss inheritance law will enter into force on 1 January 2023.
Possible reform for couples choosing not to "tie the knot"....
Banking on Banks - appeal judgment gives some clarity regarding the challenge to will validity
Julia Cox quoted by The Telegraph on the things parents need to know when making a will
Julia provides five tips for parents making wills.
COVID - EFFECT ON FINANCIAL CLAIMS ON DIVORCE
Charles Russell Speechlys promotes five to Partner
The promotions are effective 1 May 2021 and are accompanied by one Legal Director and 15 Senior Associate promotions.