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.