Chair: Robert Brodrick
Number of fee-earners: 115 (81 solicitors and 34 other fee earners)
THE FIRM 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.
With a reputation built on its family and private client work, Payne Hicks Beach 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, it 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 skilfully 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.
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
Private Client: Extensive expertise in tax, trust and estate planning for high net worth clients both in the UK and internationally including administration of estates and trusts, advice on residence and domicile, citizenship and immigration, family office, family governance, heritage property and agricultural work.
Family: Advice on all aspects of family law, often with an international aspect, including separation and divorce, civil partnership, cohabitation, asset protection, pre and post nuptial agreements, financial disputes, financial proceedings after an overseas divorce, trusts, inheritance, financial provision for children as well as specialist bespoke advice on surrogacy, adoption, fertility and modern family.
Corporate/Commercial: Full range of advice on corporate and business law.
Employment: Advice on all employment matters, contentious and non-contentious.
Dispute Resolution: Experienced in advising on all aspects of litigation, especially contentious trusts and estates, and privacy and media for both companies and individuals.
Property: Advice on all aspects of property transactions.
AREAS OF PRACTICE AND CONTACTS
Agriculture & Rural Affairs: Simon Blackburn ([email protected])
Art & Cultural Property: James Bacon ([email protected])
Banking Litigation: Lucas Moore ([email protected])
Citizenship & Immigration (business and personal): Kathyrn Bradbury ([email protected])
Citizenship & Immigration (asylum, international protection and exception cases, human rights, judicial review and 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]/[email protected])
Surrogacy, Adoption, Fertility & Modern Family: Sarah Williams ([email protected])
Tax, Trusts & Probate: Rosamond McDowell ([email protected])
Vulnerable Clients: Jessica Henson/Rosamond McDowell/Ben Parry-Smith ([email protected]/[email protected]/[email protected])