Druces’ award-winning Private Wealth team has sustained its strong standing in The Legal 500, maintaining their rankings in Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate (Tier 3), Charities & Not-For-Profit (Tier 4) and Contentious Trusts & Probate (Tier 4).
After the previous year was dominated by the onset of the pandemic, this year saw a return to something like a new normal. With the pandemic in the background, the Private Wealth team turned in an excellent performance, encompassing the launch of a new practice area (Paul Caruana’s Tax Compliance & Disclosure service); significant (U)HNW client wins and a strong financial result.
A team effort
Paul Levy had another successful year, he has been credited once again as a ‘Rising Star’ for his strong work within the Personal Tax, Trusts & Probate service area, he also recently became a Partner and worked alongside Helen Freely on the high-profile contentious Will case of Eade v Hogg.
The achievements of the team also reflected in other promotions and hires, with Michael Rowland being promoted to Senior Associate, Alice Johnson promoted to Associate, and Krupa Thakker joining the team as an Associate.
International Private Wealth services
The Private Wealth practice is truly international in its scope. The team regularly advises clients worldwide across a range of services, for example, Robert Macro continues to provide complex wealth planning services and succession planning to overseas royalty and family offices; and Matthew Duncan is registered to deal with Wills in Dubai.
Head of Private Wealth, Robert Macro, commented on The Legal 500 ranking:
“To maintain our rankings in this year’s The Legal 500 demonstrates the ongoing commitment we have to delivering high quality services to our clients. The strength of our team and the complexity of work that we do increasingly marks us out as a firm of choice for HNW wealth planning advice.”
What our clients say about us
These quotes are all taken from this year’s edition of The Legal 500:
“In our core business we work with many law firms and Druces is by far the best experience we have ever had. Different level, and extremely high standards.”
“The team has real expertise and the capability to deal with large cross border estate and trust issues.”
“Matthew Duncan is simply by far the best lawyer we have engaged; He builds trust based on actions, and his legal knowledge is superior to anyone we have engaged before. A lawyer for life”.
“From a barrister’s perspective, considered one of the very best contentious private client firms. Sterling reputation. Helen Freely and Paul Levy are both superb. Very hardworking, thorough, pragmatic, the complete package.”
“Robert Macro, head of Private Client – technically extremely competent, out of the box thinker, can explain very difficult and complex issues in a clear and succinct way, sophisticated thinker and problem solver, very personable and approachable lawyer.”
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