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Our lawyers are ranked in Chambers High Net Worth guide for another year

23 July 2021

We are delighted that an independent guide to the best professional advisors for high-net-worth individuals has given recognition to two of our partners and private wealth experts.

The prestigious Chambers High Net Worth guide is published each year internationally and has been running for five years – having ranked our lawyers in each edition since it began. Using a rigorous selection process, it provides recommendations of ‘go-to’ professionals, including lawyers and financial advisors, to high-net-worth individuals.

Two partners – head of wills, trusts & probate, Simon Cook, and head of dispute resolution Paul Gordon – have again been named as ‘notable practitioners’ in the guide. One of the our departments has also received recognition for its expertise and client service in the area of private wealth law.

Quoted in the guide, a market insider describes Willans as “efficient, knowledgeable, helpful and effective”, with another observing “(The lawyers) are clearly experts in their field, understanding and very thorough in their advice.”

Receiving a Band 1 ranking is partner Simon Cook, who leads our wills, trusts & probate team. The team assists a range of clients with wills and estate planning, deputyship applications, inheritance tax and lasting powers of attorney. Client interviewees quoted in the guide say he is “extremely competent, knowledgeable and very approachable” and “has an in-depth knowledge and wide experience of his areas of expertise”

Paul Gordon is head of the firms’ litigation & dispute resolution team. He is also recognised for his expertise in private wealth disputes, contentious probate and trusts. A client quoted in the guide says he is “very knowledgeable, informative, and has a pragmatic approach”, and praises “his patience and understanding in dealing with multiple clients and always finding time to explain and discuss the case.”

Bridget Redmond, our managing partner, commented: “Simon and Paul really are leaders in their respective fields and I am delighted that this has once again been recognised independently. Both of them deliver outstanding technical expertise to clients in an approachable, responsive and clear way, and that encapsulates our ethos here at Willans.”

Chambers High Net Worth is compiled yearly by independent editors. They decide the rankings based on a range of factors including technical legal ability, client service & satisfaction, responsiveness, depth of team and commercial vision.

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