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Michelmores LLP

Private Wealth Law

3 ranked individualsBand 1Exeter and surroundsHigh Net Worth 2022 View ranking table

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Michelmores offers a private wealth law practice for complex trust and private client matters. They are experienced in both contentious and non-contentious cases involving probate and inheritance, residential property, sophisticated tax and estate planning and agricultural litigation.

Sources note that "the teams offer good strength in terms of the depth and breadth of the teams involved" and "they are always very timely and thorough." A client adds: "Michelmores have an excellent understanding of our needs and consider PR concerns as well as the commerciality of all advice and settlement parameters."

Notable practitioners

Jennifer Ridgway is experienced in complex and high-value matters. Her clients range from international and offshore trustees to individuals and families for structuring and wealth planning matters including tax advice. A fellow solicitor notes that she is "outstanding" in their field and is "one of the leading lights nationally in trust and estate work." A source also says that she is "great to work with, really bright and technically able."

Sandra Brown handles complex estate administration and trust work. She is said to have "a good understanding of the practical versus the perfect, and is able to choose the best option rather than impractically seeking the perfect one." For clients, she remains an "outstanding" and "valued and trusted adviser."

Tony Cockayne is engaged in a broad range of private client disputes, including contentious trusts and probate litigation both nationally and throughout the South West. He acts for HNWIs and national charities. One of them notes that "his approach hits the perfect balance of commerciality and pragmatism." Another source adds: "Tony has been empathetic and considerate, whilst being firm and decisive dealing with a tricky case."

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Bristol and surrounds

Private Wealth Law


Sandra Brown
Band 1
Exeter and surrounds

Private Wealth Law


Jennifer Ridgway
Band 2
South West

Private Wealth Disputes


Tony Cockayne
Band 2