Senior Partner: Daniel Simon
Number of partners: 30
Number of associates/senior associates: 37
Collyer Bristow is a long-established law firm based in London, providing a wide range of legal services to high net worth individuals. The firm has a particular reputation for its private wealth and real estate services.
Main Areas of Practice:
Art & Cultural Property
Private Wealth Disputes
Tax & Estate Planning:
The private client services department includes a strong tax and estate planning team which advises on wills, tax planning and structuring, trusts and charities. It has particular expertise in residence, nondomicile and offshore matters, powers of attorney and Court of Protection work, and trust and probate litigation.
The firm’s leading family team handles the full range of issues including divorce, separation, civil partnership and cohabitation, the preparation of pre and post nuptial agreements and complex disputes involving financial issues or those concerning children.
Media & Privacy:
The team is a leader in the media and privacy field having been involved in high-profile defamation and privacy claims, including acting for over 200 clients with claims arising from the phone hacking scandal. The team has represented prominent figures including Sarah Lancashire and Caroline Nokes MP. It also handles disputes relating to harassment and cyber-stalking.
The residential conveyancing team guides buyers and sellers through the entire conveyancing process ensuring as smooth and tax efficient a transaction as possible. The team advises on new-build, off-plan purchases, buy-to-let investments, leasehold enfranchisement and lease extension, and the full range of landlord and tenant issues.