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HNW Guide
Firm Profile

Withers LLP

Firm Profile


  • Profile
  • 20 Old Bailey
  • London
  • Greater London
  • UK
  • EC4M 7AN

Firm profile submitted by Withers LLP

Chairman: Ivan Sacks
Chief Executive Officer: Margaret Robertson
Number of partners: 160+
International Offices: Asia-Pacific: Hong Kong, Melbourne, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo Caribbean: British Virgin Isles Europe: Geneva, Milan, Padua
US : Greenwich, Los Angeles, New Haven, New York, Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, San Francisco
Languages:Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hindi, Hokkien, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Khasi, Kiswahili, Korean, Lithuanian, Malay, Mandarin, Marathi, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Shona, Sindhi, Somali, Spanish, Swedish, Tagalog, Tamil, Teochew, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Welsh

Main Areas Of Practice:

Private Client & Tax:

Withersworldwide has one of the largest and most comprehensive private client practices in the UK. Whether you require advice on legal and tax structuring for your business and investments, family and business governance, tax and estate planning, pensions or help with a vulnerable person in your family, Withersworldwide will deliver tailored solutions to meet your specific needs. The firm has the largest litigation team in the world specialising in advising clients with domestic or contentious trust and probate litigation matters. Many of its clients’ interests are purely domestic, whilst others are international families with interests in a number of locations. In a fast-moving and increasingly compliance focused world, the need for integrated advice that reaches across borders has never been greater. The firm’s clients have achieved success in many fields, from senior executives to multi-generational families, owners, managers and investors in private capital. With offices across the globe, Withersworldwide provides coverage that other law firms in this area cannot match.
Contacts: Patricia Milner, Dora Clarke
Tel: +44 20 7597 6092, +44 20 7597 6032
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

As one of the largest, longest established and most experienced family and divorce teams in the world, there are few situations the practice has not handled. The family team predominantly acts for HNW clients, frequently advising on cross border and complex financial cases. A central aim is to help clients avoid a traumatic and protracted court battle, securing the best possible outcome and a fair and appropriate settlement. Withersworldwide has also been instrumental in shaping and setting precedents in family and divorce law both in the UK and Hong Kong.
Contact: Suzanne Todd
Tel: +44 20 7597 6164
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
Withersworldwide handles all aspects of residential property, from buying and selling homes to landlord and tenant matters. The firm routinely assists with renovations, leasehold enfranchisement and complex funding arrangements and ensures the most tax-efficient ways to own and hold residential property. The team has a strong track record for successfully settling real estate disputes over property ownership, between landlords and tenants and relating to development contracts, among many other issues. A key focus is also the rural real estate team who since the firm was founded have facilitated the buying, selling and development of every kind of country home, estate and business.
Contacts: Andrew Chesser, Henry Stuart
Tel: +44 20 7597 6674, +44 20 7597 6031
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm has been defending the interests of successful individuals, businesses and brands for many years, and it does not shy away from taking on major institutions to achieve that, pursuing it swiftly and aggressively where necessary. Whilst the firm is experienced in almost all areas of commercial litigation, it also offers a number of specialisms, including handling tax controversy, regulatory issues, media and reputation management, professional negligence and litigation for HNW individuals, investors and their businesses. The firm has a wealth of arbitration expertise and a current portfolio of arbitration matters in the region of $1 billion. It has pioneered the use of arbitration and mediation for different types of commercial disputes.
Contact: Roberto Moruzzi
Tel: +44 20 7597 6120
Email: [email protected]

The corporate group has one of London’s leading legal teams who enjoy an enviable reputation in advising luxury brands and creative individuals, both domestically and internationally. The team is fully immersed with key relationships in all business areas, enabling them to offer an unrivalled support network and opportunity pool to their clients. Alongside its luxury brands work, the corporate practice has significant expertise in advising on predominantly cross border mid-market private and public mergers and acquisitions, including in the private equity field, with their sector experience ranging from real estate and financial services to renewable energy and IT. The practice prides itself on delivering complex and technical projects, frequently with a cross border element.
Contact: Paul McGrath
Tel: +44 20 7597 6156
Email: [email protected]

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