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Hewitsons has a deep bench and is focused on providing clients in Cambridge with advice on contentious and non-contentious private client matters. The team also has vast experience handling complex cross-border mandates. "They really care about their clients, no matter how small the issue is," says a client.
"I have found them professional, trustworthy and very knowledgeable," notes one impressed client. Another market source says: "They take a sensible and pragmatic approach; nothing too fancy or aggressive, but they simply try to find the most likely solution."
Bernadette O'Reilly is a well-regarded private client lawyer who often helps wealthy individuals with succession planning and trust management. She also has substantial experience in capacity issues and estate administrations for elderly clients and landowners. "She is very sensible, knowledgeable and practical," notes one client, with another peer describing her as "solution-focused and highly competent."
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Daniel Curtis is particularly strong when handling landed estates. He acts for a variety of clients across the local market and is described as "an excellent adviser." He is also experienced with succession planning, often working on mandates with foreign property elements.
Elizabeth Davies helps clients on a variety of trusts and tax work, often advising business owners and entrepreneurs. "She has always made things straightforward, which, when dealing with bereavement and having to cope with the legal aspects of an estate, cannot be praised highly enough," explains a market source,who adds: "I have felt confident in her abilities and trusting of her advice throughout."