Lawyers Beyond London

Mills & reeve’s private client business in Birmingham — which Matthew Hansell heads — focuses on HNWs, family-owned enterprises, entrepreneurs, and business professionals. Hansell’s calm approach to advising them — or, as he puts it, ‘keeping families from themselves’ — has come to fruition after a ‘cracking’ few years. Although some of his clients were disappointed by Britain’s decision to leave the EU, he hasn’t noted that the move has had any major effect on clients. ‘I think it’ll be a couple of years before the true consequences of Brexit really become apparent,’ he has told Spear’s. The keen theatregoer is also a trustee of the Birmingham Hippodrome: ‘It gives me great opportunities to get involved in the theatre and in the community.’

Matthew Hansell