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Boodle Hatfield LLP

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Senior Partner: Sara Maccallum
Number of partners: 34

Commercial Litigation:
Simon Fitzpatrick
Commercial Property: Simon Williams
Construction: John Wevill
Contentious Trust & Probate: Andrea Zavos
Corporate: Nigel Stone
Corporate & Property Tax: Sara Maccallum
Enfranchisement: Graham Winkley
Family: James Ferguson
Private Client & Tax: Andrea Zavos
Property Litigation: Colin Young
Residential Property: Saskia Arthur

THE FIRM Boodle Hatfield is a full service, commercially-focussed firm of solicitors with leading practices in property, private client and tax, litigation and business law. A key strength is the firm’s ability to marry together its various disciplines to serve the needs of clients in their personal lives as well as in relation to their businesses and property. Boodle Hatfield is based in London with a smaller Oxford office. The firm also has strong links with established law firms in every continent.


The highly-rated property department is involved in major town centre and out-of-town office, mixed use developments and in large urban estate transactions with associated landlord and tenant matters. It acts for developers, owners, occupiers, funders and UK-based and international corporate and private investors. Skills include property finance and secured lending, property taxes, construction and enfranchisement law.

Corporate: The corporate department focuses on mid-size corporate clients and private capital. It acts for an international mix of private businesses (chiefly SMEs, ranging from start-ups to substantial, established organisations); smaller quoted companies; entrepreneurs; funds and both corporate and private investors and financiers. It advises on mergers and acquisitions, MBOs and private equity transactions, joint ventures, banking transactions (especially property related), the issue of securities, and commercial agreements.

Private Client & Tax: The private client and tax department is a leader in its field domestically and internationally and handles tax planning for large, complex estates, private companies, high net worth individuals and families, trustees, executors and charities. It advises on inheritance, capital gains and income tax planning, wills and probate, domicile and residence issues, VAT, property and corporate taxes, the creation and administration of trusts and on trust and probate disputes.

Litigation: The litigation department is active in a broad range of commercial disputes and has substantial, well-regarded expertise in property and commercial litigation, acting for major property and commercial organisations; in construction; employment; and agrochemicals and arts disputes.

Family: The family law practice deals with all issues related to relationship breakdown and on new relationships starting up. Many of the firm’s clients have international backgrounds and the team has particular experience of cross-border cases.

INTERNATIONAL Much of the firm’s work is international, arising in particular from the USA, Europe, the Middle East and the Far East.

RECRUITMENT The firm has openings for solicitors in each department. Around four trainees are recruited each year. Application forms are available from the website