Bryony Cove


Bryony specialises in mainly onshore work including complex inheritance tax and capital gains tax advice, succession and estate planning, administration of estates (including international probate), asset protection work, trusts and some contentious probate and trust matters.

 She has particular experience advising on matters involving vulnerable people, where the issue of mental capacity is central. This includes people suffering from dementia, the after-effects of stroke or Alzheimer’s, depression or other mental illness, or addiction. She works closely with individuals and family members to guide them through what are often challenging circumstances.

Recent publications

Bryony has contributed articles to a range of titles and websites including Generation magazine (the only magazine in the UK aimed specifically at family businesses) and Family Business United, most recently writing pieces on the importance of having a family constitution and involving non-family members in a family business. She has also provided a number of responses to readers’ questions which have been published in the Sunday Times.

Who we help

Bryony advises a number of clients with their own businesses and clients with self generated first and second generation wealth. Such advice often includes establishment of new family trusts and wills, drafting family constitutions and advising on governance issues, dealing with all inheritance and capital gains tax issues and advising generally on succession to businesses or wealth generated from business.

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Bryony also advises a number of wealthy City professionals and bankers plus directors of large multinational companies on a wide range of private client issues.

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Related Briefings

19 February 2015 Drawing the strands together – a guide to the new UK property tax regime Nick Dunnell
02 February 2015 Avoiding the suggestion of undue influence Adam Carvalho TEP
26 January 2015 Families in Crisis: Mental Capacity Issues Charlotte Fraser 
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Bryony Cove

Contact details

Tel:  +44 (0)20 3375 7213
Fax: +44 (0)20 3375 7109

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Qualified as a solicitor in 1996, becoming a partner in 2010.


Kingston University and College of Law Guildford. Also qualified as a solicitor in Scotland since 2003.


Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). Contributing editor to ePrivateclient.