Community Partners

We are proud to be working with our Community Partners and firm members.

If you are interested in your firm becoming an annual Community Partner and obtaining a firm membership please contact Chris on 020 7101 4151 or email chris@thoughtleaders4.com


We have a longstanding reputation as a leading chambers for private client disputes and advisory work. Our barristers are recognised for their excellence across a wide range of issues affecting individuals, including trusts and estate planning, wills and probate, court of protection proceedings, charities, tax and property.

Representing private clients has always been at the heart of what we do. We have extensive experience working with individuals and their advisers both in the UK and internationally, and we pride ourselves on taking a collaborative approach, supported by a deep understanding of the sectors and jurisdictions in which we operate.


ConTrA, the Contentious Trusts Association, was founded in 2015 by Jessica Henson and Simon Goldring and runs informative and social events, covering the most pertinent and current issues affecting contentious trust practices - particularly from an associate/junior counsel's perspective.

Providing an excellent platform for the Next Gen of Contentious trusts practitioners, this perfectly complements the non-contentious focus of TL4 Next Gen Wealth 


Private Client Dining Club is the premier business networking club for international private client professionals.


Collas Crill is a top ten offshore law firm with offices in BVI, Cayman, Guernsey, Jersey and London. Our clients include some of the world's leading financial institutions, international businesses, trusts and funds, as well as high-net-worth individuals and families.

 

Our strong global presence and unique network of offices allows us to offer non-contentious, semi-contentious and contentious support seamlessly across time zones and our integral 'one firm' attitude allows us to regularly work across different teams, departments and jurisdictions, meaning that every client benefits from the breadth of knowledge and experience of our experts around the world.

www.collascrill.com


The International Business Structuring Association (IBSA) is the worldwide community for practitioners dealing with international business structuring and regulatory compliance. The IBSA supports companies and advisors in obtaining information and advice worldwide to create and maintain sustainable business structures compliant with international transparency, corporate governance and social responsibility.

The IBSA is a not-for-profit Association which organises multiple events and local meetings for its members across the globe, connecting diverse professionals involved in all aspects of business structuring. It provides members with a community and platform to build and cement strong professional reputations and relationships both across borders and within jurisdictions as well as providing an integrated knowledge base enabling members to connect with fellow professionals with specific areas of expertise worldwide.


Payne Hicks Beach is a full service law firm providing specialist legal services to domestic and international high net worth clients from offices in Lincoln’s Inn since its inception in the 1730s. 

With a reputation built on its award-winning private client and family departments, the firm is one of the very best of the small number of firms in the UK providing these specialist services at the highest level and consistently receives top-tier rankings.

This is complemented with a leading capability in important areas including: privacy & media, property, citizenship & immigration, employment, surrogacy, adoption, fertility & modern family law and commercial law.


Specialists for every case.

We are an international, independent law firm which primarily represents clients before courts and the authorities and advises them in all areas of the law. As one of the leading law firms in Liechtenstein, we have been able to deepen and expand our knowledge and experience over decades, particularly in the field of business law.

Clients

We advise and represent private clients (especially high-net-worth individuals) and companies from Liechtenstein and abroad. Our institutional clients include, among others, banks, asset managers, fiduciary service providers, insurance companies, fund administrators and local and foreign authorities.


The core of our expertise at London & Capital is wealth management and investment for HNW and UHNW families. We manage over $4.4bn of assets and have extensive experience in advising people who have gone through a life changing event such as a divorce.

Regardless of a person’s experience or level of financial sophistication, having to take charge of assets and long-term financial planning after a divorce can be a daunting prospect, particularly if they have not dealt with it in the past. But by ensuring that they take control of their financial planning, alongside experienced wealth planners, they can ensure that their financial stability does not have to suffer as a consequence.

We are here to support these clients to achieve their long-term financial goals by understanding their financial situation and priorities and working with them to manage their wealth; taking away one element of stress and worry.


Highvern is an award-winning provider of private client, fund and corporate administration services, who prides itself on setting new standards in private capital, corporate and high net worth markets. Fully independent and owner managed, Highvern offer a highly personalised and tailored solution, delivering value without adding complexity and providing clients with clarity and peace of mind. Forging long term relationships with clients and professional partners, Highvern has developed a growing reputation as a firm that provides consistent, exceptional service.


Lombard Odier seeks to be the private bank of reference for entrepreneurs and their families – not just today, but over the long term, generation after generation.

The bank has evolved since its foundation in 1796, but has always focused on what it does best – wealth management.

Our mission is to preserve and grow our clients’ assets, while fostering a long-term, trust-based relationship.

Lombard Odier’s teams of experienced bankers and investment and wealth planning professionals offer specialist expertise in structuring assets and managing bespoke portfolios in line with clients’ financial objectives.

They draw on the skills of 300 investment experts and wealth planners worldwide and are supported by industry-leading wealth technology that maximises control and transparency.


Thoughtfully structuring and managing your tax affairs is more important than ever. Working with an advisor who understands the complex range of tax matters impacting your business operations and your personal agenda is paramount.

EY’s Private Client services team helps individuals, families and employers with their personal tax related compliance and advisory needs.

The US/UK Cross Border team (formerly known as EY Frank Hirth) within Private Client services is also experienced on advising clients and their families on international US and/or UK connected tax issues. 


We have long been regarded as a leading chambers in the fields of trusts, related tax work, and wills and probate, with our reputation for excellence reinforced by constant recommendations in legal directories.

With strength in depth at both silk and junior level, we have a wide range of barristers who are skilled in both contentious and non-contentious trusts and estates work, as well as related tax and art/cultural property law.

Our barristers not only have outstanding intellectual ability but also commercial acumen and sensitivity to the needs of clients, with a commitment to providing an excellent quality of service. They are trusted and valued for their skills and know-how in the private client field. Our annual Wilberforce Trusts Litigation Conference is a firm fixture for leading private client practitioners, providing a forum in which we can examine and discuss recent trends and developments with our clients.

We are regularly instructed by accountants, banks and financial institutions, as well as solicitors, attorneys and advocates. We are experienced in handling international work in offshore jurisdictions including Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, Bermuda, the Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, the Turks and Caicos Islands, Gibraltar, Hong Kong and Singapore


Harbottle & Lewis is a leading UK-based law firm, well-known for providing a modern and fresh approach to private client advice. Our clients range from start-ups to multinational companies, from household names to high-net-worth individuals and entrepreneurs and their family offices. We have acted for some of the most creative, talented and successful people, businesses and corporates, across all of their legal needs.

Our firm’s reputation and our approach to private client and tax advice typically attracts a younger, internationally mobile client base who have generated their own wealth and are looking to invest it in further growth opportunities.  Our advice is industry specific, commercial and strategic. While we consistently provide advice that is of the highest quality, we take pride in our ability to make even the most complex of matters appear simple. Our clients do not want private client advice in a void, so we work extremely closely with the specialists in our property, corporate, reputation management, immigration, family and media, technology and entertainment groups.


Rawlinson & Hunter are a leading provider of financial and tax advice. We have offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, Bermuda, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Jersey, New Zealand, Singapore and Switzerland. Having offices across the globe allows us to provide an extensive scope of financial services.

Across our offices we provide services relating to; accountancy, audit & assurance, charities, corporate clients, estates, funds, outsourcing, private clients, tax advice, tax compliance, trusts, and wealth reporting.

Our objective is to provide a service that is consistently above and beyond normal professional standards. We combine wide-ranging and international resource with a genuinely personal level of service. We always strive to provide the same high standards and commitment, wherever the office.


We are an internationally recognised team working with entrepreneurs, business owners and investors. We also work with many City professionals, particularly those who work in finance, property development and law.

Almost all our clients have international assets and family spread throughout the world and we help them to structure their affairs in the way that they want. Whatever the level of complexity of our clients’ assets and wishes, they all feel listened to and we provide fast and responsive advice. We quickly develop trust and ensure that we are available when you need us.

 


Nationally acclaimed, future focused, innovative and supportive, Irwin Mitchell understands that whether it’s business or personal, everyone’s situation is different. When it comes to legal advice and support with financial planning we are the expert hand, with the human touch. As one of the largest law firms in the UK, Irwin Mitchell provides a wide range of legal and financial services to thousands of individuals and businesses.

We work with national and international organisations and institutions, and small and medium-sized businesses. Our track record and expertise, coupled with a reputation as a litigation powerhouse makes us stand out from the crowd. Giving the best possible advice is about more than knowledge and expertise. It means understanding the people and businesses you work with as deeply as possible.


We are a London based, full-service law firm, specialising in providing straightforward advice to entrepreneurial businesses and individuals on domestic and international matters. With over 150 lawyers in one location, we ensure our clients have the right team to help them get from where they are to where they want to be.
We advise major corporates and institutions as well as entrepreneurial, ambitious enterprises which are often privately or family owned, or private equity backed. As well as our significant business law capability, we are one of only a few London-based law firms with a large private wealth offering.


Accuro is a progressive trust and private office company that is wholly management and staff-owned. Our mission is to care for families and their wealth responsibly across generations.


We believe that successful trust management is only possible when you have a deep understanding of family dynamics. That is what makes Accuro different. No matter how complex family dynamics may be, we are aligned to a shared vision of a commitment to future generations and the future of the world we live in.


As entrepreneurs and business owners ourselves, we promote responsible enterprise and growth that benefits current and future generations. It is our holistic view of our clients’ wealth and evolving needs, combined with our sense of responsibility to people, the planet and our industry, that makes  Accuro a distinctive choice for families globally.


We are driven by a vision of being a force for good for our clients, our staff and our industry.


For over 300 years, Hunters has maintained a leading reputation providing tax, trust and succession planning advice to a wide range of individuals, families and trustees with onshore and offshore interests.

Many of the families we look after have been clients of Hunters for multiple generations and we believe that to be testament to the high level of service and quality of advice that we provide. The number of clients who have chosen to instruct us for the first time in recent years also reflects our pre-eminent position in the field of Private Client law.

We have a team of highly experienced lawyers who provide practical and strategic solutions to our clients’ issues, and who strive to “get under the skin” of clients, truly to understand their objectives and priorities.


We sit at the centre of the giving world, bringing generous donors and charities together to accelerate progress in society towards a fair and sustainable future for all. Over the last 100 years, we have led the way in developing exciting and innovative approaches to giving, distributing over £1 billion to non-profits around the globe every year.

 

Partnering with CAF adds 100 years of philanthropy experience to your business. So when clients turn to you for advice on giving, you can turn to a partner you trust. Our expert advisors and tax-efficient, flexible giving solutions can help your clients give with greater impact. Whether they’re looking to make a one-off gift or start out on their philanthropic journey, we’ll help them give better.


Standard Bank has been offering fiduciary services for over 100 years, providing international fiduciary services from its offices in Jersey and Mauritius. Their award-winning trust team specialises in providing bespoke estate and succession planning structures to high net worth and ultra-high net worth families, based on a deep understanding of each family’s specific needs and circumstances.

Standard Bank has an increasingly unique position in the market, combining the flexibility of a boutique fiduciary provider with strength and depth of Africa’s largest bank by assets. Families benefit from having a trustee which is part of an international group with a robust IT, Compliance and Risk infrastructure, and which also operates as an independently minded business, using the whole of the market to bank and invest assets.


Melville Douglas is a well-established and innovative boutique investment management company within the Standard Bank Group managing investments on behalf of individuals, families and a wide range of endowments, charitable trusts, retirement funds and institutional clients. Our years of exceptional investment returns and service are grounded in the principle that growing our client’s wealth is more than just what we do. To us – it’s personal. Our service is customised to suit each client’s personal needs. Our flexible approach combined with a comprehensive financial needs analysis and a full understanding of our client’s investment objectives delivers customised risk adjusted portfolios that include single manager, multi-manager, sustainable, shari’ah and HMRC compliant solutions. Substantial resources have been invested in building our investment and operational capabilities, and we now offer a fully integrated global investment management service to a global client base. Our business success has further been vindicated by the remarkable growth of the wealth business, with assets under management of USD 8 billion + at the end of 2023.


At Fairway Group we put our clients first. As an independent, owner-managed fiduciary group offering private client, corporate, funds and pension services, we are able to provide continuity to every client through a director-led, dedicated team and a proactive and nimble service.

As a Jersey headquartered business, our clients can be assured of the reliability, political and economic stability and comprehensive regulatory and legal framework which has kept Jersey at the forefront of global finance for over 50 years.


All of this enables us to be your partner of choice because we stand out.

 

We are Consciously independent.


Farrer & Co is a leading independent London law firm, founded in 1701.  As a firm we are recognised by peers and intermediaries for our market-leading Private Client practice. From our offices in London, we work with trusted professionals around the world to deliver a seamless international service. The firm, noted for its technical excellence and client service, provides seamless support to UHNW individuals and their families as well as Family Offices, Entrepreneurs, Trustees, Property Investors and Developers, Family Businesses, Creatives and Talent, Landed Estates, Wealth Managers, Art Collectors and Private Equity. Our clients value our diversity of disciplines and bespoke approach.

In an uncertain world, we are proud to offer our clients the opportunity to engage with us and with other advisers holistically and with sensitivity to their needs.


Cuatrecasas, a law firm more than 100 years old, is present in 12 jurisdictions practicing local law in Spain, Portugal and Latin America, where we have offices in Bogotá, Mexico City, Lima and Santiago.

With a multidisciplinary team of 1,300 lawyers and a network of 26 offices, Cuatrecasas advises on all areas of business law.

We have extensive knowledge and experience in the most sophisticated advice, covering ongoing and transactional matters, offering tailor-made solutions to corporations, private equity and venture capital investors, family businesses, private clients and family offices.

In 2023, we were recognized as the “Most Innovative Law Firm in Continental Europe” by the Financial Times Innovative Lawyers, and in 2022, we were considered the "European and Iberian Firm of the Year" by The Lawyer. According to Chambers, we are leaders in many practices, including Private Client.

 


We specialise in handling all varieties of domestic and international disputes for families and private wealth professionals. We tailor our advice and work hard to achieve practical, long-term solutions that meet your needs. Many of our practitioners are recognised as leading experts in their field.

We act for private individuals, family businesses, trustees (both individuals and trust companies) and other fiduciaries, such as executors, protectors, deputies and attorneys.

A large proportion of our work for our clients involves assets located in multiple jurisdictions, often held in private wealth structures offshore. We are able to draw on the firm’s international expertise in succession, trust, tax and divorce law matters. We also regularly work in collaboration with our clients’ other professional advisers throughout the world, advising on English law issues and co-ordinating worldwide litigation.

We also have particular experience acting for charities in relation to disputes that arise over testamentary gifts as well as expertise in resolving disputes over works of art and cultural assets.

Contact Us

If you are interested in becoming a Community Partner contact Chris on +44 (0) 20 3398 8554 or email chris@thoughtleaders4.com