William Swan is the name to know at the legendary — and legendarily publicity-shy — Currey & Co of Queen Anne Street. The firm’s (relatively new) website states: ‘We are rarely able to take on discrete pieces of work for individuals with whom we have no previous association’. Indeed, many of the firm’s established client relationships date back to the 19th century. But the connected Spear’s reader will find no more suitable place to go for ‘strategic advice tailored to their specific needs, focused on protecting wealth for successive generations’. It’s also a charming firm: it was slow to embrace email, and for years a story did the rounds that faxes were sent up the stairwell on a makeshift pulley system.