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B P Collins LLP

Private Wealth Law

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B P Collins has a good reputation in the market for advising high net worth clients on contentious and non-contentious matters. The team advises on trusts, estate planning and tax planning, as well as probate and inheritance disputes. A source remarks: "They really seem to have seen it all, and in drawing on their knowledge they are careful to position this in a customer-friendly fashion."

A professional adviser says: "The team are personable and approachable and able to think in real-world terms, which helps from the non legal perspective." Another comments: "Their strong points are building a team around the case at an early point in any potential litigation, and working with that team through until the conclusion of the case."

Notable practitioners

Craig Williams is an experienced litigator who handles Inheritance Act claims, trust and probate disputes, as well as contested wills. A barrister says: "Craig is conscientious, tenacious and works at 110% for his clients while remaining affable and a pleasure for clients and counsel to work with." Another source notes: "Craig always responds to my questions straight away and gives good advice and writes clear letters using the facts and figures I give him. I really cannot praise him highly enough."

Dominic Ibbs is sought after by high net worth individuals and families. He advises clients on trusts, probate and estate administration. A source enthuses: "He is thoughtful, intelligent, creative and a very reassuring voice for clients who are worried or concerned about complex financial matters. He is also able to distil difficult subjects into easy-to-understand discussions and then follows up in a timely manner."

Lucy Wood heads the firm's private client team and has expertise handling estate planning, tax and trusts. An industry source says clients "like that she is technical but very straightforward and clear in her advice." Another source reports: "Lucy Wood is extremely professional, competent and knowledgeable. She is also a pleasure to deal with, which of course helps build the impression of a professional but approachable practice."

Matthew Brandis acts for clients on contentious matters including inheritance, trust and probate disputes. A source reports that he "always delivers an excellent service; he is willing to go beyond his call of duty." A client says he is "quick to respond to my concerns and transparent in regards to expectations."

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Overview

A fully integrated team handling all requirements for high, or very high, net worth individuals related to estate planning, estate planning, trusts, and elderly client advice. The team have specialist expertise in capital tax planning often focussed around trusts, both inter-vivos and in complex wills. The team are highly regarded for their knowledge of managing complex cross-border estates. There is a continued increase in involvement in contentious matters and the team rank highly for their contentious probate work which is jointly managed with the firm's disputes team.

Members

Wood, Lucy (Head of Department)

Boorer, Natalie

Brandis, Matthew

Buryfield (nee Bloomfield), Claire

Heselton, Sharon

Ibbs, Dominic

Ibbs, Dominic

Shamji, Naadim

Private Wealth Law Department

B P Collins LLP

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Department location

20 Station Road

Gerrards Cross

Buckinghamshire

UK

SL9 8EL

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Thames Valley

Private Wealth Disputes


Craig Williams
Band 1
Matthew Brandis
Band 2
Watford, Uxbridge and surrounds

Private Wealth Law


Dominic Ibbs
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