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Bryony is an experienced private client lawyer working with a broad range of UK and international clients, from individuals and families, to trust companies and family businesses. At the core of her practice is helping clients and their families put in place the most effective strategies to manage the long term stability and integrity of their estates.

Bryony has extensive experience advising on all aspects of UK estate planning, including wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney and family governance issues. She regularly advises on the administration of large and complex estates and international probate, and some contentious probate and trust matters. She also has a number of longstanding US/UK and European clients.

She is often called upon to help families resolve situations where legal crises have arisen as a result of deteriorating mental or physical health. Her practice includes strong elements of wealth stewardship, philanthropy and reputation management.

Bryony looks after entrepreneurial and multi-generational private business owning clients as well as talents from the fields of entertainment, media, music, sport, literature, art and design. She also advises professionals including private bankers, investment managers and accountants.

Clients appreciate Bryony's empathetic approach, as well as her technical expertise, and rely on her natural ability to help simplify complex and challenging situations. Many of the issues she deals with feature significant concerns for multiple generations and she is adept at maintaining channels of communication with all those involved and at all levels.

Bryony ensures her clients receive the best possible advice, blending knowledge from across the firm to resolve challenges requiring property, corporate, family, disputes and charities expertise, or drawing on her network of external trusted professional advisers.

Bryony acts as a trustee for several UK business and land owning families, gaining invaluable insight into the very specific challenges of this role. She has contributed to Trusts and Estates Law & Tax Journal and she is a member of STEP (The Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners) sitting as a founder member of STEP’s Responsible Stewardship of Wealth strategy group. Bryony also regularly speaks at and chairs industry seminars and events both within the UK and overseas.

Bryony qualified as a solicitor in 1996.

Memberships & Accolades

Bryony is a founding member of the STEP Responsible Stewardship of Wealth Thought Leadership special interest group committee.


"Bryony combines massive knowledge with a sharp intellect and a very personable style. She is a genuine pleasure to work with." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"She has done a brilliant job in elevating herself to a position as a trusted lead adviser for clients. Bryony understands the contours and interactions between UK and US property law too, which is great." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"Bryony is a wonderfully talented private client adviser and is an asset to any client to have on their side." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"Bryony has a very good business sense and she is aware of the client's context." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"Bryony has a nice compassionate approach when handling difficult conflicts." (Chambers HNW 2023)

"Bryony Cove is a standout partner. Technically brilliant, extremely approachable, available and pragmatic" (Legal 500 2023)

"Bryony is a fantastic blend of the commercial and client-centric, marrying the two seamlessly in her work with clients." (Chambers HNW 2022) 

Bryony is recognised as a Leading Individual for Personal Tax, Trusts and Probate in the Legal 500 2022 Guide.

"Bryony Cove – extensive experience particularly advising entrepreneurs. Very calm and capable. Builds strong relationships with clients." (Legal 500 2022)

"Bryony Cove: a real name – extremely well-respected for her experience, calm approach, and insight. Excellent with clients." (Legal 500 2022)

Bryony is ranked Band 3 for Private Wealth Law in the Chambers High Net Worth 2021 Guide.

"She is dynamic, she is intelligent and she is very easy to deal with." (Chambers HNW 2021)

"Her attention to detail is excellent and her expertise on domestic UK matters is fantastic." (Chambers HNW 2021)

"She is unbelievably great. She is doing a phenomenal job. She absolutely walks on water without getting her shoes wet. She is terrific. She has comprehensive knowledge, she's superb to work with and she has impeccable judgement. She has the experience and the knowledge to make her a great lawyer. She has got it all." (Chambers HNW 2021)

"Bryony Cove is very empathetic and has a very good manner with clients." (Legal 500 2021)


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