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Brethertons LLP

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Number of partners: 14
Number of lawyers: 63
Languages: Being renowned for dealing with international cases, specifically within family law and child abduction resolution, the firm is able to handle any language requirements specific to the customers’ needs.

Firm Overview:
Brethertons LLP is a pioneering legal services provider practicing all areas of commercial and private client law. With 14 partners and approximately 230 staff, working across four locations, the firm has been part of the community for over 200 years and is renowned not just for its legal expertise, but also for its caring attitude and dedication towards its customers.

Brethertons is part of a new breed of legal service providers who focus less on telling customers how complex the law is and more on making it work to their advantage. That means its people, technology, knowledge management and professional development sit at the heart of the business, not on the periphery — they are integral to its customer care.

The firm’s legal expertise and knowledge is accentuated through creating unique customer experiences and working together as a team to provide tangible competitive advantage for its customers, in every aspect of its service offering.

Having successfully embedded Lexcel and Investors in People Gold Standard principles within the firm’s operational framework, the firm strives to deliver an exceptional service for its customers, and a fantastic working environment for its staff.

 Main Areas of Practice:


Brethertons advises on all aspects of family law for high net worth individuals based in the UK and overseas. The family team at Brethertons ensures that they take the time to understand the issues their customers face, and help them achieve the best possible outcome both in relation to their children and their finances. Key areas of work include divorce and separation, pre-, mid- and postnuptial agreements as well as injunctions and asset protection, often advising on complex and cross border cases. Brethertons specialise in dealing with complex assets on breakdown of marriage such as businesses, pre-acquired wealth, trusts both on and off-shore, complex pension structures, family trusts and high income cases. The team also has specialised expertise in complex adoption, surrogacy, care, and child abduction work.

Private Client:
Brethertons provides a customised and comprehensive service to private clients. The firm advises private high net worth individuals on inheritance tax planning, trusts, wills and probate matters, as well as enduring powers of attorney and guidance for the elderly. It also advises on all aspects of family law, including child abduction, adoption and surrogacy. Brethertons also helps customers who have been seriously injured and offers a full range of residential conveyancing services.

Private Wealth Law:
Brethertons provides legal advice to high net worth individuals and families on tax planning, trusts, wills, probate, the administration of trusts and estates, as well as the management of substantial real estate portfolios.

Wealth Management:
Brethertons acts as professional trustees and court appointed Deputies working with financial advisors and accountants on behalf of the customer’s finances.

Brethertons advises high net worth individuals and families on all aspects of tax planning, tax structuring for businesses and investments and tax mitigation.

Wills, Trusts & Tax:
Brethertons provides advice on all aspects of wills, trusts (to include creation of trust structures and trust administration) and taxation implications.