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Payne Hicks Beach

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Chair: Robert Brodrick
Number of partners: 32
Number of lawyers: 115 (81 solicitors and 34 other fee earners)

Firm Overview:
Payne Hicks Beach is a full service law firm providing specialist legal services to domestic and international private and commercial clients from offices in Lincoln’s Inn that the firm has occupied since it was established in the 1730s. It has a long and distinguished heritage, building very strong client relationships, often spanning several generations and a thoroughly twenty-first century approach.

The firm’s reputation has been built on its family and private client work and is regarded as one of the very best of the small number of firms in the UK who provide these specialist services at the highest level. It has complemented this capability with a top ranking capacity in certain areas of law including: commercial, privacy & media, citizenship & immigration and surrogacy, fertility & modern family law.

The firm handles complex problems for people and businesses - whether an individual or a corporate client - advice will be incisive, straightforward and solution led. Used to working under pressure, often in stressful and sometimes emotional situations, the firm handles difficult issues sensitively but is completely focused on protecting its clients’ interests.

Time is taken to understand clients’ needs: advising individual clients objectively but sensitively to suit their particular circumstances and for commercial clients making sure the business and commercial realities that they are faced with are understood in order to provide the absolute right advice.

Superb structure and commitment to outstanding client service means that all the firm’s specialist advisers work closely with each other to deliver seamless advice across all practice areas.

Main Areas of Practice:
Advising Vulnerable Clients:

Jessica Henson/Rosamond McDowell/Sarah Williams
([email protected]/[email protected] phb.co.uk/[email protected])

Agriculture & Rural Affairs:
Simon Blackburn
([email protected])

Art & Cultural Property:
James Bacon
([email protected])

Banking Litigation:
Lucas Moore ([email protected])

Citizenship & Immigration — Business & Personal:
Kathyrn Bradbury
([email protected])

Citizenship & Immigration — Asylum, International Protection & Exception Cases, Human Rights, Judicial Review & Removal:
Matt Ingham
([email protected])

Commercial Property:
Andrew Berry
([email protected])

Contentious Trusts & Estates:
Richard Manyon
([email protected])

Corporate:
Jonathan Gatward
([email protected])

Corporate & Commercial Litigation:
Lucas Moore
([email protected])

Data Protection:
Dominic Crossley
([email protected])

Defamation/Reputation Management:
Dominic Crossley
([email protected])

Dispute Resolution:
Dominic Crossley
([email protected])

Education:
Ane Vernon
([email protected])

Employment:
Peter McRoberts
([email protected])

Family/Matrimonial:
Rebecca Cockcroft/Philip McGuirk
([email protected]/[email protected])

M&A:
Howard Taylor
([email protected])

Partnership:
Jonathan Gatward
([email protected])

Privacy & Media Law:
Dominic Crossley
([email protected])

Private Client:
Rosamond McDowell
([email protected])

Private Wealth Disputes:
Richard Manyon
([email protected])

Private Wealth Law:
Rosamond McDowell
([email protected])

Property:
Andrew Berry
([email protected])

Property Litigation:
Scott Goldstein
([email protected])

Residential Property:
Andrew Berry
([email protected])

Sport:
Jonathan Gatward/Hanna Basha
([email protected] phb.co.uk/[email protected])

Surrogacy, Adoption, Fertility & Modern Family:
Sarah Williams
([email protected])

Tax, Trusts & Probate:
Rosamond McDowell
([email protected])