Private client

Recognised as a global leader in private client advice, Macfarlanes draws on many decades of experience to advise our clients on how best to manage their affairs in a complex and ever-changing world.

We are the only City firm to combine both top-ranked private client and corporate practices. This makes us the natural choice for those looking for co-ordinated advice on both their business and personal affairs.

Our work is wide-ranging and international and we use our independence to combine our own know-how on cross-border issues together with the best local advice in other jurisdictions.

We provide our clients with clear, comprehensive and pragmatic advice, working alongside their other professional advisers. We aim not merely to explain the law but to give practical advice on how to achieve our clients’ objectives and implement their plans.

Our clients are entrepreneurs, family offices, trustees, private banks, charities and individuals.

Whatever their goal, we will guide our clients smoothly through the intricacies of the law both within the UK and overseas.

What people are saying


"Macfarlanes really is the best firm to go to for private client matters."

Chambers HNW 2019

"They are absolutely brilliant at what they do, they are all very good at cutting through the confusion and giving advice."

Chambers HNW 2019

"The 'highly skilled' team routinely advises on high value and complex work often with an international dimension"

The UK Legal 500 2018

"Macfarlanes LLP is 'provides sophisticated and nuanced advice; the team has great depth'."

The UK Legal 500 2018

"An observer notes that 'they've been around for a very long time, consistently acting in the ultra-high and high net worth space, and they're able to draw on the service of other parts of the firm. They have a good corporate tax and corporate finance outfit, and they're able to get good advice from them.'"

Chambers UK 2018

"They have a large team with several partners with different profiles who all complement each other very well and work well together. They have a lot of experience and it's very pleasant to work with them."

Chambers Global 2018