Private Client

Protect your wealth and plan for the future with bespoke advice from our private client solicitors.


What matters to you, matters to us. Your goals and challenges are unique, and so are your private client needs.

That is why we leave all assumptions at the door and start by understanding what you want to achieve.

We know your needs will change throughout your life, so we will ensure our team evolves around you. At Thrings, you get more than the experience and insight of our private client lawyers, you get the knowledge, reputation and specialist skills of an entire firm.    

Taking the long-term approach

Managing, protecting and growing your private wealth is a complex and long-term process. Our approach is always the same: we work in whichever way provides the most value to you. Through multi-disciplinary, partner-led teams we offer a broad perspective on each private client matter, and we will also work collaboratively with your accountants, surveyors and agents to ensure you always have the right experts on hand.

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This holistic and strategic approach means we can proactively support you, helping you to resolve immediate private client issues but always with your long-term goals in mind.

From developing a robust business succession plan to inheritance tax advice, setting up a trust or supporting your family with residential property matters, our private client lawyers will help you utilise your wealth safely and effectively. Circumstances and aspirations may change over time, but the care, expertise and experience we offer remains the same.

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Our team 

Alice Altounyan

Partner 0122 534 0223

Anna Christie

Associate 0122 534 0100

Anna Patterson

Legal Director 0179 341 2646

Emily Prout

Senior Associate 0179 341 2549

Fiona Kellow

Partner 0179 341 2655

Gavin Smith

Senior Associate 0122 534 0076

Jayne Kemsley

Partner 0207 766 5671

Kathryn Bew

Senior Associate 0122 534 0114

Lauren Stanley

Associate 0122 534 0219

Matthew Kellow

Head of Family 0179 341 2656

Matthew Uncle

Legal Director (non 0207 766 5614

Michael Young

Director 0122 534 0080

Mike Westbrook

Partner 0122 534 0058

Penelope Munro

Senior Associate Solicitor 0122 534 0072

Sally Pike

Partner 0238 093 0326

Sam Longmore

Paralegal 0238 093 0327

Stephen Horton

Senior Executive 0122 534 0134

Sue Cornall

Legal Director 0238 093 0335


Trusts advice and administration 

Bespoke and expert advice on setting up a trust and trust administration.

Landed estates, Rural and Agricultural succession planning

An in-depth understanding of the unique practicalities of landed estates.

Cross border will and estate administration

Drafting wills to cover assets in both the UK and overseas and acting on multi-jurisdictional estate administration.

Wills, Probate and estate administration

Planning for the future and ensuring you have provisions in place. Dealing with all areas of estate administration before distribution in accordance with the will or intestacy provisions.

Residential property

Our residential property lawyers can support you on a broad range of matters.


Wills, inheritance and trust disputes

Concerns about the validity of a will, suspect abuse of Powers of Attorney, have been left out of an estate or are dissatisfied with the way it has been administered.

Inheritance and succession planning 

Tailored and bespoke advice to mitigate against tax and ensure your estate passes in accordance with your wishes.

Tax planning advice and compliance

Tailored solutions to ensure you manage your wealth effectively.

Divorce and separation

Clear and pragmatic advice that resolves your issues efficiently.



Private client insights from thrings

The private client lawyers at Thrings have years of experience when it comes to helping individuals and their families utilise their assets in a way that aligns with their goals. Read our guides for expert insights on the challenges of private wealth management.

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