Bryony has extensive experience advising on all aspects of UK estate planning, including wills, trusts, lasting powers of attorney (LPA) 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 is very experienced in helping clients with complex inheritance tax and capital gains tax issues and is often called upon to help families resolve situations where legal crises have arisen as a result of deteriorating mental or physical health. Increasingly her practice includes aspects of reputation management.
Her diverse client base includes families and individuals, trustees, trustee companies, landed estates and family offices. Many of her clients own entrepreneurial or multi-generational private businesses. Others are talents from the fields of 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 ability to help simplify complex and challenging situations. Many of the issues she deals with feature concerns for multiple generations and she is adept at maintaining channels of communication with all those involved and at all levels. Drawing on specialist advice from other areas of the firm, she regularly provides advice on the sale and reorganisation of private clients' businesses.
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, 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).
Bryony qualified as a solicitor in 1996.