Wedlake Bell LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

London (Firms)
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Wedlake Bell has a long-established reputation in the high net worth market, and a source reports: "Their private client team has been strong for a long time."

The team advises on a range of matters including estate planning, succession and wills, with a market insider explaining: "They combine the traditional values associated with a private client firm with the breadth of expertise of a City practice." The insider continues: "I have always found their integrity and discretion to be first-class."

Notable practitioners

Antoaneta Proctor advises on a range of wealth preservation matters, including succession planning and tax matters. Her clients include high net worth individuals, trustees and family offices. She has particular experience in handling Russia-related matters.

Camilla Wallace is head of the private client team at the firm and advises domestic and international clients on trusts and estate planning. "She has absolute technical rigour and very strong client-handling skills," enthuses one industry expert, while another source notes: "She is a very smart private client lawyer who is very good with clients and intermediaries." The source adds: "She is also very engaging and incredibly smart."

Emma Loveday advises UK and international clients on a broad range of private wealth matters. One source says: "She is technically very good, very responsive and very helpful." Another interviewee notes: "She is very enthusiastic and is very well thought of by her clients."

Matthew Braithwaite regularly deals with estate and succession planning as well as tax and trust matters. His clients include wealthy families, trustees, beneficiaries and family offices. A wealth insider states: "He is good and he knows his stuff."