Harrison Clark Rickerbys

Private Wealth Law Department

Hereford, Worcester and surrounds
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Harrison Clark Rickerbys is a "well-known and strong presence in Worcester," according to market insiders, who add: "They are a very professional and forward-thinking firm with a good name in the area." The private client team assists with estate administration, trusts, wills and business succession planning. The firm also has recognised litigation capabilities, advising on wealth and trust disputes.

"They are certainly approachable in a warm and friendly manner," says an interviewee, noting: "The technical depth across their teams is the best we've come across."

Notable practitioners

Beth King-Smith leads the firm's disputed wills, trust and estates team, acting for largely landed or agricultural clients in the Worcester and Birmingham area. "She's a force of nature," says a local lawyer, "she has a magnetic ability in terms of the level in terms of the quality of client work she produces. It's counterbalanced with a real understanding of clients and an ability to develop rapport. I'd say she's a tenacious litigator but manages to balance the technical competence together with the sensitivity to clients."

Dawn Oliver leads the private client team, assisting clients with estate and tax planning matters. "She's quite the brilliant mind," says an interviewee, "she thinks the things you wouldn't. She's built up a wide portfolio of great clients and when it comes to estate planning, she's just a wealth of knowledge."