BDB Pitmans LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

London (Firms)
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BDB Pitmans provides domestic and international wealth planning advice to high net worth individuals and families. "They're really great and have a good team of talented lawyers," says a market insider.

One wealth professional explains: "It's a well-respected and user-friendly firm. They can cover all aspects of legal advice in a proactive and helpful way." Another interviewee notes: "They are highly responsive and professional."

Notable practitioners

Helen Ratcliffe advises on domestic and international tax and estate planning matters. Her clients include wealthy individuals and families as well as trustees and beneficiaries. A barrister says Ratcliffe is "really good; very thorough and really calm," adding that "she has great intellectual ability and I would highly recommend her."

Judith Millar regularly acts for high net worth clients on trusts and estate planning, and one interviewee reports: "She is very personable and empathetic, but couples this with a wide range of technical knowledge and the ability to draw out the key issues in any scenario." Another source notes: "She is hugely experienced and a master at grasping very complex cases."