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Boodle Hatfield LLP

Private Wealth Law

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Boodle Hatfield has an impressive reputation for its private client offering. One market insider enthuses that "they are superb," and another interviewee explains: "They are a progressive and dynamic firm that always try and see the bigger picture and larger issues while navigating the often very complex areas around family and trust law."

One wealth professional says: "It's an excellent firm and they are very relationship-driven." Another interviewee notes: "Their delivery of service is outstanding; they have a hands-on approach and they are proactive."

Notable practitioners

Geoffrey Todd advises on trust and tax matters, and his client skills are praised by an industry insider, who explains: "He is good at being sensitive about client needs and difficult family situations. He is a safe pair of hands and a sensible guide to people going through difficult situations."

Hayden Bailey advises high net worth clients on tax and trust planning matters. "He is very organised and really impresses clients in that way," comments one wealth insider. Another interviewee explains: "He has a great ability to pull in areas that are well outside his traditional discipline and create the full-picture narrative."

Kyra Motley advises on estate planning for international families and has particular expertise with clients from the Middle East. One wealth expert reports: "She has an excellent understanding of Middle Eastern clients and she is able to turn around and present advice quickly." Another interviewee remarks that "her advice is first-class."

Salpy Kouyoumjian is incredibly well known for her international estate planning experience. Sources say she is a "phenomenal lawyer" with a "great reputation." One wealth professional explains: "She gives forward-looking and proactive advice," adding: "She provides comprehensive advice and a rigorous pursuit of the client's interest."

Sara Maccallum is a senior partner at the firm and has considerable experience advising on tax matters to private clients. A market source says: "She is very knowledgeable and very personable." Another interviewee notes: "She's a delightful person and has very good clients."

Simon Rylatt has significant experience in both contentious and non-contentious private client matters, and a legal expert states that "he is brilliant." A fellow private client lawyer reports: "He is very sensible and good with people," adding that "he is collaborative and impressive."

Sue Laing advises high net worth clients on estate and succession planning and tax matters. A source says: "She is a first-rate lawyer and has amazing contacts. She always knows who to pick up the phone to and knows everybody in the landed estate world." Another source confirms: "She is very well known for landed estates work."

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Overview

Boodle Hatfield has a first class reputation for providing practical, effective and innovative legal advice for wealthy individuals and families, family businesses, landed estates, charities, trustees and family offices, both in the UK and internationally.

Its highly renowned team advises on a wide range of issues form wealth and succession planning through the effective use of trusts and other structures to charitable initiatives, wills, tax planning and resolving international disputes. They are regularly instructed by beneficiaries based within and outside the UK in relation to valuable family trusts established in jurisdictions all over the world.

Private Wealth Law Department

Boodle Hatfield LLP

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240 Blackfriars Road

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Greater London

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SE1 8NW

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Private Wealth Law


Geoffrey Todd
Band 5
Hayden Bailey
Band 4
Kyra Motley
Foreign expert for Middle East-wide
Salpy Kouyoumjian
Band 4, Foreign expert for Middle East-wide
Sara Maccallum
Band 4
Simon Rylatt
Band 2