2021 - Legal 500 Results - Personal Tax, Trust and Probate
The Private Wealth team maintains its Tier 1 ranking in the 2021 Legal 500 for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate.
Of this practice area, the 2021 Legal 500 Directory states:
Maurice Turnor Gardner LLP is known for its specialist focus on complex cross-border estate planning and structuring for ultra-high-net-worth clients from all over the world. The team, which 'effortlessly blends client empathy with profound legal expertise and commerciality', acts for clients including entrepreneurs, business people, traditionally wealthy families, trustees and private banks. Recently, the practice has had a strong focus on cross-border succession planning and the use of trusts and other structures to preserve wealth. As a result, it has been particularly busy advising on family governance and family constitutions, as well as on trust structures involving private trust companies. It has also been increasingly active advising its clients on the use of family investment companies. Jennifer Chambers heads the team, which also includes Ed Powles and further bolstered its senior ranks with the addition of Paul Whitehead from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP.
Clients/ Peers say:
‘The MTG team is one of the very few specialist private client teams that can truly serve the UHNW and family office space. The lawyers possess a depth and breadth of technical ability overlaid with a commercial lens that enables them to advise client and help resolve their most complex challenges‘
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