Private Client

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3PB debuts virtual courtroom to assess family finance disputes

Family chambers 3PB has launched a remote courtroom to assist on the financial aspects of claims brought in the family court. Members at the set have decided to launch the Remote Access Financial Dispute Resolution (FDR) Court Room for instructing law firms and clients, who are now having to engage remotely. The set, which had […]

Madalina Dumitrescu

Mishcon adds second private client partner in three months

After recently losing two of its disputes partners to Greenberg Traurig, Mishcon de Reya has replenished its member headcount with a new hire from Constantine Cannon. Having also been a partner at Withers from 2010 to 2017, Madalina Dumitrescu now joins the silver circle outfit where she will continue to serve ultra high-net worth individuals, international […]

BCLP loses another private client partner

Farrer & Co has boosted its private wealth offering with a hire from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP). Partner Georgina James joins Farrer & Co’s private wealth team after nearly 11 years at BCLP. She advises international families, trustees and family offices on cross-border taxation and estate planning issues. In particular, she has worked with […]

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By royal appointment: the monarchy’s go-to lawyers

With Harry and Meghan announcing they will step back as senior royals and work to become financially independent, The Lawyer looks back at the royal family’s legal representation. Farrer & Co Farrer & Co has been the royal’s established advisers since the 1930s – Sir Leslie Farrer was the personal adviser to George VI and […]

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CRS partner takes new role after Macfarlanes move fell through

The Charles Russell Speechlys partner, whose move to Macfarlanes last year fell through, has resurfaced at Keystone Law. Ian Cooke, who until March 2019 had headed Charles Russell Speechlys’ private wealth and property practice, has joined Keystone Law after twenty years at the UK firm. Cooke made headlines in February when Macfarlanes announced his hire; […]

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Mishcon takes on Mayfair firm’s private client chief

Mishcon de Reya has brought in the head of a rival City firm’s private client practice, The Lawyer can reveal. Patrick Harney, who was until recently head of Forsters’ private client department, is set to join Mishcon’s tax team after 12 years at the London legal outfit. As part of his practice, he advises high net […]

Q&A – Private client law in Portugal: overview

By Tiago Marreiros Moreira (partner), João Riscado Rapoula Tiago Marreiros Moreira (partner) and João Riscado Rapoula (managing associate) write for Practical Law da Thomson Reuters. In a Q&A format the lawyers make na overview of Portuguese Private Client legislation.

Conyers’ Cayman office welcomes new Private Client & Trust attorney

Conyers Dill & Pearman has expanded its Cayman Islands office with the appointment of Associate Wesley O’Brien in the private client & trust practice. Wesley joins an experienced, global private client & trust practice that is consistently ranked top-tier in Chambers and Legal 500. “We are delighted to expand our Cayman practice with the addition […]

No5 barrister airs concerns over deportation methods following Judicial Review

An immigration barrister fears a Judicial Review has thrown up the possibility that the Government’s methods to deport EU nationals could end up costing the country hundreds of thousands of pounds. Becket Bedford, of No5 Barristers’ Chambers, led the review of a case involving a 19-year-old Slovakian man who was facing deportation (R (Balog) v […]

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Macfarlanes in rare partner loss to newly-merged UK firm

The head of Macfarlanes‘ private client property group Tristan Ward has left the firm for BDB Pitmans, which merged last year. Ward joins the firm in April and will be a partner in its private wealth department. He joined Macfarlanes in 1997 and was made a partner in 2008. He will be based in BDB […]

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