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Debenhams Ottaway

Private Wealth Law

2 ranked individualsBand 1Watford, Uxbridge and surroundsHigh Net Worth 2020 View ranking table

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St Albans-based Debenhams Ottaway advises wealthy London clients, as well as affluent individuals and families in the local area, on private client and business matters. "The firm is very sound. It covers a wide range of fields and excels in all those I have used."

The firm has a fine reputation for assisting with IHT planning, probate and trust and estate administration. It also represents clients in contentious matters. "I've dealt with people there," says a solicitor, who adds: "If someone asked me to recommend a firm I would suggest them."

Notable practitioners

Michael Henry is head of the contested trust and probate practice at the firm. "We have worked on opposite sides," says a commentator, adding: "He is quite level-headed and rational, nice to have opposite in that he is rational. When he says something you can believe it."

Susan Glenholme is "quick, bright, intelligent and immensely helpful," states an interviewee who also says that she has "a great breadth of knowledge" and is "brilliant to deal with." Glenholme advises wealthy individuals and families on wills, trusts, probate and estate administration. She is the managing partner of the firm.

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Thames Valley

Private Wealth Disputes


Michael Henry
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Watford, Uxbridge and surrounds

Private Wealth Law


Susan Glenholme
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