Withers LLP

Private Wealth Law Department

London (Firms)
Current View:

This content is provided by Chambers. Learn more about our methodology

Withers has a longstanding reputation for its high-quality private client work for high net worth individuals. A source says of the team: "It's a super unit," and another notes: "They have an exceptionally good name and have been one of the top-tier firms for a long time."

An impressed client explains: "The firm is outstanding and fully justifies its reputation as one of the leading firms in this area. It provides service of the highest quality. It is rigorous and hugely knowledgeable." This source continues: "It also provides imaginative solutions to challenging issues and works on a very timely basis. Above all, it provides clear advice. This is undoubtedly a hugely impressive firm."

Notable practitioners

Christopher Groves provides advice on a range of private client matters to domestic and international clients. A source says: "He is a very good technical lawyer. He is very friendly so far as clients are concerned, but also practical. He has a commercial approach." Another interviewee enthuses: "He has an astonishing intellect."

Jeremy Arnold advises on estate and succession planning as well as trusts and tax matters. A source enthuses: "Clients absolutely adore him, he is absolutely the best trusted adviser you could think of. He has a way of simplifying things and making them accessible." Another interviewee says: "He is a great lawyer, he is really brilliant."

Patricia Milner advises on trusts and estate planning for domestic and international clients. A source explains: "She is a hugely experienced private client lawyer and brings tremendous knowledge and judgement to her work." This source continues: "She epitomises the qualities of the firm: great service, clear and insightful advice, an imaginative approach to issues, and a calm patience which inspires great confidence."

Penelope Warr advises clients on estate planning and tax matters. She has particular expertise advising on UK/US issues. A source says: "She is really well known and highly thought of."

Richard Cassell is of counsel at the firm. He has considerable expertise advising European and US clients on US matters. Cassell advises on international trusts and tax matters as well as charitable giving.