Baker McKenzie

Private Wealth Law Department

London (Firms)
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Baker McKenzie provides advice on high-value cross-border planning matters. A private client solicitor says: "They do top-end, high-quality work." Another source says: "It's an extremely good team."

Interviewees highlight the qualities of the team: "They are excellent in this field, and their practitioners are always extremely knowledgeable, responsive and efficient as well as being friendly and approachable." A source says: "They have some absolutely fantastic experience and really experienced people."

Notable practitioners

Ashley Crossley advises on high-value wealth structuring matters and regularly acts in large international disputes. A source says: "He is very good. He cuts through any nonsense very quickly and is able to identify the key tax issues," adding: "He is very responsive and very sound." A fellow lawyer describes him as "a well-deserved leader in his field."

Phyllis Townsend is a senior associate at the firm and advises wealthy clients on high-value tax and estate planning matters. One source says she is "highly professional, effective and responsive." Another interviewee notes: "She is approachable and solution-oriented."