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Amy Chance

Pemberton Greenish

Chance, who returns from maternity leave in early 2016, acts for property investors looking to acquire, develop or restructure residential and mixed-use interests in prime central london — mainly in the ‘complex and intricate’ world of leasehold reform, a niche… Read More

Andrew Brecher

Brecher

‘We’ll very rarely give up before a client does,’ says Brecher of the firm he founded with sister Valerie (also featured here) and close friend Jeremy Abram. ‘Our view is to get into bed with a client once a problem… Read More

Benedikte Malling Bech

North Star Law

A trusted adviser to HNWs and their companies, as well as actors, models, musicians and sports stars, Malling Bech knows what keeps them keen. ‘A great private client lawyer is one willing to put themselves in their clients’ shoes… and… Read More

Beverley Lewis

Mishcon De Reya LLP

Even property law is often about more than just the law: ‘You feel like you’re giving more than cold legal provision,’ says Lewis of her love for high-value residential work. (‘I can’t really relate to 50,000 square feet of office… Read More

Caroline Roberjot

Adams & Remers

A tier-one counsel to UHNWs, developers, and banks on prime UK transactions, Roberjot has built a strong network of clients, family offices, trust companies and banks during the past seventeen years from London to Jersey, Guernsey, Monaco, Switzerland and Singapore…. Read More

Edward Burton

Maurice Turnor Gardner

‘It’s been quite an interesting year’ for Burton, who lists the latest currents, from stamp duty to corporate envelope changes, inheritance tax and capital gains tax for non-residents. ‘It probably has the benefit of meaning that there is very little… Read More

Henry Stuart

Withers

One of London’s property power players, Withers’ residential property head focuses on prime transactions for HNWs and institutions, particularly tax and structuring advice. He also has in-depth multi-jurisdictional expertise on overseas purchases, funding and complex holding structures. He’s noticed an… Read More

Ian Cooke

Charles Russell Speechlys

From ‘the sheikh or the oligarch who wants a property to live in or to have as an investment hold’ to the ‘traders and investors buying buildings from overseas’, Cooke is your global go-to. The private property group head, who… Read More

Katherine Simpson

Pemberton Greenish

Destined to become a concert cellist (aged twelve she won a professional category in a solo competition), Simpson became disillusioned at the prospect of joining a world synonymous with competitive angst and unsociable hours, and instead determined to indulge her… Read More

Lucy Barber

Forsters

‘Traditionally, the residential world played second fiddle to commercial property,’ says Barber. ‘But with increasing investment in the residential sector, it is becoming apparent that there is more to this market than may have previously been thought.’ Forsters’ property head… Read More

Michael Ranson

Macfarlanes

Ranson’s colleagues remember his rather uncommon trainee application. ‘I put “I love property law” on the form,’ he says. ‘I still get teased about it to this day.’ No less keen now, the goodhumoured and sharp solicitor acts on the… Read More

Sarah Conway

Maurice Turnor Gardner

‘I think we’ve seen the end of all the changes, I say with my fingers crossed,’ muses Conway on the myriad legislative movements affecting hnw property owners. ‘I think we know where we are now, with everything that’s happened since… Read More

Suzie Haydon

Pemberton Greenish

A former criminal lawyer, who repented after spending two years in Bristol’s prisons, police stations and magistrates’ courts, Haydon specialises in prime residential transactions, particularly for overseas clients who need ‘guiding through the minefield’ of English law. She’s seen the… Read More

Valerie Brecher

Brecher

The goodhumoured joint senior partner of the growing property practice has almost 80 staff and more than 36 years’ experience in prime commercial and residential real estate — advising developers, HNW investors, lenders and banks. They also act on the… Read More