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Debenhams Ottaway

Private Wealth Law

2 ranked individualsBand 1Thames ValleyHigh Net Worth 2022 View ranking table
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The lawyers at Debenhams Ottaway advise private clients on wills, estate administration and trust matters.

"They have very strong technical knowledge giving them an in-depth understanding of complex and sophisticated matters," says an interviewee, who adds: "However, I would say that their great strength is to combine this with the empathy, compassion and clear communication that is so important in the private client space."

Notable practitioners

Michael Henry is a senior lawyer at the firm and represents private clients in contested trust and probate matters. Source note that he is "an excellent solicitor," who is "very helpful and clear."

Susan Glenholme is "a legend," according to a market source. She advises on high-value and cross-border private client matters. An interviewee notes that Glenholme "works tirelessly for both her clients and her colleagues." Another source praises her client service, saying: "Susan puts the client at ease, offers a very friendly approach, is very knowledgeable and cares enough to go the extra mile if required."

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Overview

One of the largest and most experienced in Hertfordshire, the Wills, trusts and probate team is grouped into three main areas: Protecting and managing wealth now and in the future through inheritance tax, estate planning and estate administration, often involving cross-border estates; Trusts – a dedicated trusts team of specialist lawyers to help clients set up and administer trusts; and Lasting Powers of Attorney and Court of Protection, including professional deputyship services and the protection of vulnerable adults.

 
Clients include young professionals, celebrities, entrepreneurs, business owners and wealthy young families in Hertfordshire, London and across the UK.

Private Wealth Law

Debenhams Ottaway

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Location

Ivy House

107 St Peter's Street

St Albans

Hertfordshire

UK

AL1 3EW

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Thames Valley

Private Wealth Disputes


Michael Henry
Associates to watch
Watford, Uxbridge and surrounds

Private Wealth Law


Susan Glenholme
Band 1