Brabners LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

Liverpool and surrounds
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Brabners is well regarded in the North West for its private client offering in both Liverpool and Manchester. One of the firm's peers notes that "it has a solid reputation for private wealth law." Another source comments: "They are a big name for private clients."

"The whole team is a delight to work with," says one source. An interviewee observes: "Their strengths are in the depth of the knowledge they possess and the different fields of expertise within the firm."

Notable practitioners

Duncan Bailey heads the firm’s private client team. He frequently advises high net worth individuals on trust and probate administration, tax planning and succession planning. "I really rate him," says one of his peers, adding: "I think he is really great. He's highly professional, and he understands the issues completely. He is very collaborative and pragmatic." An interviewee notes that "he is one of those people that people just trust. He is extremely efficient, very dedicated to the clients and a real problem solver."

Mark Feeny is "still the best-known lawyer in Liverpool," according to one source. He handles non-contentious private client matters for high net worth individuals, including tax planning, trusts and estate administration.

Steve Appleton is a "top-notch solicitor," according to one interviewee. Several sources comment on his expertise in charities work, with one peer saying: "He is a really big planner, especially on the philanthropic side. He has really good expertise." Another source says: "You can trust that the work will be done to a high quality. He is very focused and very on-point. His strong point is philanthropy."